Friday 03 Apr
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Meet more #HammersHeroes

Mark Smith wrote in about his wife and fellow West Ham supporter Tracy, a nurse working 12-hour shifts at a dialysis unit, ever-dedicated and committed to her role
Mark Smith wrote in about his wife and fellow West Ham supporter Tracy, a nurse working 12-hour shifts at a dialysis unit, ever-dedicated and committed to her role
Micky Szczygiel travels the country to support West Ham along with his wife Emer, ‘an NHS Hero’ recovering from COVID19 after working as a Matron in an A&E department
Micky Szczygiel travels the country to support West Ham along with his wife Emer, ‘an NHS Hero’ recovering from COVID19 after working as a Matron in an A&E department
Karim Kim couldn’t be more proud of her ‘wonderful daughter Rochelle Kioi, ready to go to look after the sick with her amazing smile’
Karim Kim couldn’t be more proud of her ‘wonderful daughter Rochelle Kioi, ready to go to look after the sick with her amazing smile’
Season Ticket Holder Matt Bremner is keeping key workers connected, running a team of 38 Openreach engineers, while his wife Kirsty is a community nurse on the front line in Canvey Island, ‘helping her patients and supporting their families through this very challenging time’
Season Ticket Holder Matt Bremner is keeping key workers connected, running a team of 38 Openreach engineers, while his wife Kirsty is a community nurse on the front line in Canvey Island, ‘helping her patients and supporting their families through this very challenging time’
Samantha Taylor wanted to thank all the supermarket staff, including boyfriend and huge Hammers fan, Jake Harrison, who is undertaking 80-hour weeks to keep everyone fed and stocked up
Samantha Taylor wanted to thank all the supermarket staff, including boyfriend and huge Hammers fan, Jake Harrison, who is undertaking 80-hour weeks to keep everyone fed and stocked up
Jayne Tucker put forward her partner and Season Ticket Holder, Luke Harrington, a train driver working hard to ensure other key workers are able to get to and from work every day
Jayne Tucker put forward her partner and Season Ticket Holder, Luke Harrington, a train driver working hard to ensure other key workers are able to get to and from work every day
Steve Howey of Richard House Children's Hospice, London’s first children’s hospice, wanted to thank the whole nursing team, who are continuing to provide respite care 24/7 during the COVID-19 crisis for local life-limited children
Steve Howey of Richard House Children's Hospice, London’s first children’s hospice, wanted to thank the whole nursing team, who are continuing to provide respite care 24/7 during the COVID-19 crisis for local life-limited children
Andy Vigar expressed his pride in wife Harriet, a lung care specialist nurse for the NHS who is currently looking after sick patients at this challenging time
Andy Vigar expressed his pride in wife Harriet, a lung care specialist nurse for the NHS who is currently looking after sick patients at this challenging time
Helen Brewer put forward her Hammers-mad husband Neil Brewer, a key worker who has served with Humberside Police since 2007 on the front line engaging with communities on the estates of Hull – Neil’s favourite players include Bishop, Cottee, Di Canio and Noble
Helen Brewer put forward her Hammers-mad husband Neil Brewer, a key worker who has served with Humberside Police since 2007 on the front line engaging with communities on the estates of Hull – Neil’s favourite players include Bishop, Cottee, Di Canio and Noble
Curtis Skinner is working hard to supply all hospitals, prisons and homes with heating and water to make sure we can fight this together
Curtis Skinner is working hard to supply all hospitals, prisons and homes with heating and water to make sure we can fight this together
Gordon Pengilley, a Police Community Support Officer in Hampshire who attends every home game with his son, has supported the Hammers ‘since West Ham won the World Cup in 1966’!
Gordon Pengilley, a Police Community Support Officer in Hampshire who attends every home game with his son, has supported the Hammers ‘since West Ham won the World Cup in 1966’!
Siobhan Melody wrote in about Caroline, a lifelong Hammer who goes home and away, and who, as a teacher, has shown she is ‘dedicated to ensuring the students have the best experience they can at such a difficult time for them too’
Siobhan Melody wrote in about Caroline, a lifelong Hammer who goes home and away, and who, as a teacher, has shown she is ‘dedicated to ensuring the students have the best experience they can at such a difficult time for them too’
Dr Rahil Siddique is a front-line NHS worker working in the east of England, who himself wanted to thank his his father Dr Haroon Siddique (pictured), whose work is keeping open 2 GP practices in Essex, despite being at high risk
Dr Rahil Siddique is a front-line NHS worker working in the east of England, who himself wanted to thank his his father Dr Haroon Siddique (pictured), whose work is keeping open 2 GP practices in Essex, despite being at high risk
Department for Work & Pensions worker Emma Nichols and her team are helping to support thousands of people in financial difficulty; she wanted to thank the thousands of key workers behind the scenes 'working as hard as we can to help everyone as quickly as we can… doing things in a way we have never had to do before – we are all in this together’
Department for Work & Pensions worker Emma Nichols and her team are helping to support thousands of people in financial difficulty; she wanted to thank the thousands of key workers behind the scenes 'working as hard as we can to help everyone as quickly as we can… doing things in a way we have never had to do before – we are all in this together’
Lifelong Irons fan and key worker Vans Braddock-Mead, Cockney born and bred, works with homeless teens in Hull, supporting them in a time of huge need – he thanked ‘every single keyworker who goes to work day in and day out to help the most vulnerable’
Lifelong Irons fan and key worker Vans Braddock-Mead, Cockney born and bred, works with homeless teens in Hull, supporting them in a time of huge need – he thanked ‘every single keyworker who goes to work day in and day out to help the most vulnerable’
Kate Rogers nominated her husband Cliff Rogers – a devoted West Ham fan for 50 years – who is working during the crisis delivering the post to the local community; ‘he has a lot of older people on his round and is helping them out where he can, offering to collect shopping or collect medicine’
Kate Rogers nominated her husband Cliff Rogers – a devoted West Ham fan for 50 years – who is working during the crisis delivering the post to the local community; ‘he has a lot of older people on his round and is helping them out where he can, offering to collect shopping or collect medicine’
Nurse and West Ham United Season Ticket Holder Simon Wren is doing us as proud on the front-line as he does in the stands each and every week
Nurse and West Ham United Season Ticket Holder Simon Wren is doing us as proud on the front-line as he does in the stands each and every week
Sarah Norgrove’s partner, Thomas Harris, is a supermarket key worker doing all the hours he can to help everyone he can in the situation, while taking care of Sarah and their daughter
Sarah Norgrove’s partner, Thomas Harris, is a supermarket key worker doing all the hours he can to help everyone he can in the situation, while taking care of Sarah and their daughter
Sophie Roberts, a neurology nurse in Southampton, has been a big West Ham fan all her life, attending when shift patterns allow her to; she says: ‘currently working at this hard time in the hospital, you just have to take every positive that’s available’
Sophie Roberts, a neurology nurse in Southampton, has been a big West Ham fan all her life, attending when shift patterns allow her to; she says: ‘currently working at this hard time in the hospital, you just have to take every positive that’s available’
Dave Goodson, a retail key worker and now essential retail courier, is proud to play his part every single day; like all of us, ‘When this is all over I can't wait to get back down to London Stadium with my daughter to see the lads kick on!’
Dave Goodson, a retail key worker and now essential retail courier, is proud to play his part every single day; like all of us, ‘When this is all over I can't wait to get back down to London Stadium with my daughter to see the lads kick on!’
Mark Smith wrote in about his wife and fellow West Ham supporter Tracy, a nurse working 12-hour shifts at a dialysis unit, ever-dedicated and committed to her role 1
Micky Szczygiel travels the country to support West Ham along with his wife Emer, ‘an NHS Hero’ recovering from COVID19 after working as a Matron in an A&E department 2
Karim Kim couldn’t be more proud of her ‘wonderful daughter Rochelle Kioi, ready to go to look after the sick with her amazing smile’ 3
Season Ticket Holder Matt Bremner is keeping key workers connected, running a team of 38 Openreach engineers, while his wife Kirsty is a community nurse on the front line in Canvey Island, ‘helping her patients and supporting their families through this very challenging time’ 4
Samantha Taylor wanted to thank all the supermarket staff, including boyfriend and huge Hammers fan, Jake Harrison, who is undertaking 80-hour weeks to keep everyone fed and stocked up 5
Jayne Tucker put forward her partner and Season Ticket Holder, Luke Harrington, a train driver working hard to ensure other key workers are able to get to and from work every day 6
Steve Howey of Richard House Children's Hospice, London’s first children’s hospice, wanted to thank the whole nursing team, who are continuing to provide respite care 24/7 during the COVID-19 crisis for local life-limited children 7
Andy Vigar expressed his pride in wife Harriet, a lung care specialist nurse for the NHS who is currently looking after sick patients at this challenging time 8
Helen Brewer put forward her Hammers-mad husband Neil Brewer, a key worker who has served with Humberside Police since 2007 on the front line engaging with communities on the estates of Hull – Neil’s favourite players include Bishop, Cottee, Di Canio and Noble 9
Curtis Skinner is working hard to supply all hospitals, prisons and homes with heating and water to make sure we can fight this together 10
Gordon Pengilley, a Police Community Support Officer in Hampshire who attends every home game with his son, has supported the Hammers ‘since West Ham won the World Cup in 1966’! 11
Siobhan Melody wrote in about Caroline, a lifelong Hammer who goes home and away, and who, as a teacher, has shown she is ‘dedicated to ensuring the students have the best experience they can at such a difficult time for them too’ 12
Dr Rahil Siddique is a front-line NHS worker working in the east of England, who himself wanted to thank his his father Dr Haroon Siddique (pictured), whose work is keeping open 2 GP practices in Essex, despite being at high risk 13
Department for Work & Pensions worker Emma Nichols and her team are helping to support thousands of people in financial difficulty; she wanted to thank the thousands of key workers behind the scenes 'working as hard as we can to help everyone as quickly as we can… doing things in a way we have never had to do before – we are all in this together’ 14
Lifelong Irons fan and key worker Vans Braddock-Mead, Cockney born and bred, works with homeless teens in Hull, supporting them in a time of huge need – he thanked ‘every single keyworker who goes to work day in and day out to help the most vulnerable’ 15
Kate Rogers nominated her husband Cliff Rogers – a devoted West Ham fan for 50 years – who is working during the crisis delivering the post to the local community; ‘he has a lot of older people on his round and is helping them out where he can, offering to collect shopping or collect medicine’ 16
Nurse and West Ham United Season Ticket Holder Simon Wren is doing us as proud on the front-line as he does in the stands each and every week 17
Sarah Norgrove’s partner, Thomas Harris, is a supermarket key worker doing all the hours he can to help everyone he can in the situation, while taking care of Sarah and their daughter 18
Sophie Roberts, a neurology nurse in Southampton, has been a big West Ham fan all her life, attending when shift patterns allow her to; she says: ‘currently working at this hard time in the hospital, you just have to take every positive that’s available’ 19
Dave Goodson, a retail key worker and now essential retail courier, is proud to play his part every single day; like all of us, ‘When this is all over I can't wait to get back down to London Stadium with my daughter to see the lads kick on!’ 20

 

West Ham United continue to receive word of the amazing efforts of NHS staff and other key workers, to whom the Club could not be more grateful, during the the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Stories and photographs have been received from countless Irons supporters, making huge sacrifices in uniquely challenging circumstances to provide key frontline services to the public.

After presenting a first handful of those stories earlier in the week, the Club is proud to showcase more Claret and Blue-clad supporters to celebrate and thank - with further #HammersHeroes to be introduced to you over the coming days and weeks.

If you're yet to do so, please do tell us about the Hammers heroes in your family, circle of friends or workplace, why they are so special and all about their association with West Ham United.

Send us their stories and pictures of them, both in uniform and in their West Ham kit via email to programme@westhamunited.co.uk or using the hashtag #HammersHeroes on social media, and we will publish them on whufc.com and our social media channels.

When football returns, a selection of our heroes' stories will also be honoured in the Official Programme and on a matchday at London Stadium.
 

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