Alastair Campbell serenades NHS nurse on BAGPIPES as she returns home
Tony Blair’s former spin doctor Alastair Campbell serenades dedicated NHS nurse on BAGPIPES as she returns home from gruelling hospital shift
- Matilda ‘Sissy’ Bridge, 27, works at Whittington Hospital asthma ward in London
- She is neighbours with Alastair Campbell’s comedian daughter Grace, 25
- Returned home from nursing shift to be serenaded by the ex-spin doctor on bagpipes
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Former Labour advisor Alastair Campbell serenaded a hero nurse home on the bagpipes after she finished a gruelling shift on a busy hospital ward.
Matilda ‘Sissy’ Bridge battled leukaemia from the age of two-and-a-half and joined the NHS to work with those who helped her beat the cancer and care for others.
Sissy, 27, now works as a nurse on the asthma ward at Whittington Hospital, Upper Holloway, London.
Former Labour adviser Alastair Campbell serenaded a hero NHS nurse on her way home from a shift at Whittington Hospital in Upper Holloway, London
Matilda ‘Sissy’ Bridge, pictured, battled leukaemia from the age of two-and-a-half and joined the NHS to work with those who helped her beat cancer
She and Campbell’s comedian daughter Grace, 25, have been neighbours and friends since birth.
Accomplished piper Alastair said: ‘Sissy and grace are great friends. Sissy had childhood leukaemia and was hospitalised for quite a while. That is part of the reason she became a nurse.
‘It was an honour to march a heroine home from the front line – well done Sissy.
‘And we did a nice hymn for the whole street who came out to thank Sissy and all who work in our wonderful NHS.
‘We were also serenading Sissy’s loving family, mum Victoria and older sister Florence, who worry about her every minute of every day.
‘#clapforNHS. And, of course, the wonderful @RoyalFreeNHS.’
She is pictured smiling and giggling as she walks behind a bagpipe-playing Alastair Campbell
Residents along the street also came out to clap the hero nurse on her way home
Alastair, inspired by Sissy’s childhood cancer battle, ran the marathon for Bloodwise charity in her honour.
He said: ‘Me and sissy ran the marathon for leukaemia research in 2003 and her family donated £50k. I raised over £1million in the end.’
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