Friday 01 May
Updated Friday 01 May 14:00
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Meet more of your #HammersHeroes

Steve Scarlino was proud to write in about lifelong Hammer, Andy Scarlino, working extremely hard and long hours in a kidney dialysis unit in hospital
Steve Scarlino was proud to write in about lifelong Hammer, Andy Scarlino, working extremely hard and long hours in a kidney dialysis unit in hospital
Now working on the COVID-19 wards at her local hospital, Gabrielle Beckwith has been a West Ham fan – and a #HammersHero – her whole life
Now working on the COVID-19 wards at her local hospital, Gabrielle Beckwith has been a West Ham fan – and a #HammersHero – her whole life
Tony Smith wrote in about his daughter, ‘Dr. Rebecca Smith’, a Paediatric Registrar at a hospital in Kent, and ‘the care and protection Doctors all over the country have to take in order to do their jobs and care for the needy, as well as stay safe themselves’
Tony Smith wrote in about his daughter, ‘Dr. Rebecca Smith’, a Paediatric Registrar at a hospital in Kent, and ‘the care and protection Doctors all over the country have to take in order to do their jobs and care for the needy, as well as stay safe themselves’
Julie and Graham Bowers told us about their ‘wonderful’ daughter Emma, a Paramedic working on the front line in the West Midlands; she is an avid West Ham fan who travels to as many matches as possible after having to give up her Season Ticket due to work commitments
Julie and Graham Bowers told us about their ‘wonderful’ daughter Emma, a Paramedic working on the front line in the West Midlands; she is an avid West Ham fan who travels to as many matches as possible after having to give up her Season Ticket due to work commitments
Graham Hack wrote in about his fiancée Jadie Seward, who has been working at her nursery as a Nurse, looking after the children of key workers and the vulnerable
Graham Hack wrote in about his fiancée Jadie Seward, who has been working at her nursery as a Nurse, looking after the children of key workers and the vulnerable
Julie Rogers told us about her son Benjamin Graver, a key worker in the prison service who, like many, is battling ‘through a pretty tough time - he’s working all hours’
Julie Rogers told us about her son Benjamin Graver, a key worker in the prison service who, like many, is battling ‘through a pretty tough time - he’s working all hours’
Stephen Cook is a Mental Health Nurse in Essex – thank you for your selflessness, Stephen
Stephen Cook is a Mental Health Nurse in Essex – thank you for your selflessness, Stephen
Tracey Mumford wanted to nominated her daughter Keleigh Hamilton, a Paediatric Nurse, working long hours, often in isolation with sick children, and hoping to support the adult ICU ward in the near future - ‘she is a credit to nursing and I am so proud to call her my daughter’
Tracey Mumford wanted to nominated her daughter Keleigh Hamilton, a Paediatric Nurse, working long hours, often in isolation with sick children, and hoping to support the adult ICU ward in the near future - ‘she is a credit to nursing and I am so proud to call her my daughter’
Lisa Steel and her colleagues at an academy in Essex are lifelong West Ham fans, currently working to look after key workers’ children and the most vulnerable kids in their neighbourhood
Lisa Steel and her colleagues at an academy in Essex are lifelong West Ham fans, currently working to look after key workers’ children and the most vulnerable kids in their neighbourhood
Anna Hawkes’ husband, and father-of-two, Lee drives a lorry for a supermarket chain, working throughout many nights to deliver food and essential supplies to stores – ‘he has not missed a day since this outbreak’
Anna Hawkes’ husband, and father-of-two, Lee drives a lorry for a supermarket chain, working throughout many nights to deliver food and essential supplies to stores – ‘he has not missed a day since this outbreak’
Zöe Hoare’s Dad, Peter, is a lifelong West Ham fan and key worker currently making vital deliveries to hospitals
Zöe Hoare’s Dad, Peter, is a lifelong West Ham fan and key worker currently making vital deliveries to hospitals
We were also proud to hear from Cathy Peake, a Mental Health Nurse for 19 years and West Ham Claret member – ‘Come on you Irons!’
We were also proud to hear from Cathy Peake, a Mental Health Nurse for 19 years and West Ham Claret member – ‘Come on you Irons!’
Young Rhian Lally wrote in about big brother Oscar, who’s out working at a hospital fixing ventilators and helping the doctors and nurses.  Oscar has been working 80-hour weeks and keeping his family safe by socially distancing – ‘he’s such a good brother and I’m so proud of him’
Young Rhian Lally wrote in about big brother Oscar, who’s out working at a hospital fixing ventilators and helping the doctors and nurses. Oscar has been working 80-hour weeks and keeping his family safe by socially distancing – ‘he’s such a good brother and I’m so proud of him’
Megan Sifford sent us this photo of Dad, Lee, who is working as a Duty Shift Manager within the power industry – our thanks go to both of you
Megan Sifford sent us this photo of Dad, Lee, who is working as a Duty Shift Manager within the power industry – our thanks go to both of you
Pictured here is Steve Burgess, a Royal Mail Manager and true #HammersHero – thank you
Pictured here is Steve Burgess, a Royal Mail Manager and true #HammersHero – thank you
Craig Podevin’s Dad, Russell Drain (left), does us all proud working in rail and transport to keep the country connected and moving
Craig Podevin’s Dad, Russell Drain (left), does us all proud working in rail and transport to keep the country connected and moving
Ad’s sister, Jenna, is a key worker as a funeral director: ‘a Hammer through and through, providing compassion and comfort to those grieving in these dark times’
Ad’s sister, Jenna, is a key worker as a funeral director: ‘a Hammer through and through, providing compassion and comfort to those grieving in these dark times’
Dan Wilson told us about his big brother Joe – a Primary School Head Teacher ‘and the reason we’re all Hammers’ – and his elder son Sam, an NHS volunteer and ‘Hammer from birth!’
Dan Wilson told us about his big brother Joe – a Primary School Head Teacher ‘and the reason we’re all Hammers’ – and his elder son Sam, an NHS volunteer and ‘Hammer from birth!’
Harry told us about Christian Watt, a Doctor at a London hospital working hard for all our safety
Harry told us about Christian Watt, a Doctor at a London hospital working hard for all our safety
Gary Lara sent us word of his wife Amanda, a crucial care worker – ‘I’m so proud of her’
Gary Lara sent us word of his wife Amanda, a crucial care worker – ‘I’m so proud of her’
Steve Scarlino was proud to write in about lifelong Hammer, Andy Scarlino, working extremely hard and long hours in a kidney dialysis unit in hospital 1
Now working on the COVID-19 wards at her local hospital, Gabrielle Beckwith has been a West Ham fan – and a #HammersHero – her whole life 2
Tony Smith wrote in about his daughter, ‘Dr. Rebecca Smith’, a Paediatric Registrar at a hospital in Kent, and ‘the care and protection Doctors all over the country have to take in order to do their jobs and care for the needy, as well as stay safe themselves’ 3
Julie and Graham Bowers told us about their ‘wonderful’ daughter Emma, a Paramedic working on the front line in the West Midlands; she is an avid West Ham fan who travels to as many matches as possible after having to give up her Season Ticket due to work commitments 4
Graham Hack wrote in about his fiancée Jadie Seward, who has been working at her nursery as a Nurse, looking after the children of key workers and the vulnerable 5
Julie Rogers told us about her son Benjamin Graver, a key worker in the prison service who, like many, is battling ‘through a pretty tough time - he’s working all hours’ 6
Stephen Cook is a Mental Health Nurse in Essex – thank you for your selflessness, Stephen 7
Tracey Mumford wanted to nominated her daughter Keleigh Hamilton, a Paediatric Nurse, working long hours, often in isolation with sick children, and hoping to support the adult ICU ward in the near future - ‘she is a credit to nursing and I am so proud to call her my daughter’ 8
Lisa Steel and her colleagues at an academy in Essex are lifelong West Ham fans, currently working to look after key workers’ children and the most vulnerable kids in their neighbourhood 9
Anna Hawkes’ husband, and father-of-two, Lee drives a lorry for a supermarket chain, working throughout many nights to deliver food and essential supplies to stores – ‘he has not missed a day since this outbreak’ 10
Zöe Hoare’s Dad, Peter, is a lifelong West Ham fan and key worker currently making vital deliveries to hospitals 11
We were also proud to hear from Cathy Peake, a Mental Health Nurse for 19 years and West Ham Claret member – ‘Come on you Irons!’ 12
Young Rhian Lally wrote in about big brother Oscar, who’s out working at a hospital fixing ventilators and helping the doctors and nurses. Oscar has been working 80-hour weeks and keeping his family safe by socially distancing – ‘he’s such a good brother and I’m so proud of him’ 13
Megan Sifford sent us this photo of Dad, Lee, who is working as a Duty Shift Manager within the power industry – our thanks go to both of you 14
Pictured here is Steve Burgess, a Royal Mail Manager and true #HammersHero – thank you 15
Craig Podevin’s Dad, Russell Drain (left), does us all proud working in rail and transport to keep the country connected and moving 16
Ad’s sister, Jenna, is a key worker as a funeral director: ‘a Hammer through and through, providing compassion and comfort to those grieving in these dark times’ 17
Dan Wilson told us about his big brother Joe – a Primary School Head Teacher ‘and the reason we’re all Hammers’ – and his elder son Sam, an NHS volunteer and ‘Hammer from birth!’ 18
Harry told us about Christian Watt, a Doctor at a London hospital working hard for all our safety 19
Gary Lara sent us word of his wife Amanda, a crucial care worker – ‘I’m so proud of her’ 20

 

West Ham United continue to be truly grateful for the incredible sacrifices made by, and tremendous efforts of, NHS staff and other key workers during the the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

The Club have been proud to receive a huge number of stories and photographs of Claret and Blue-clad supporters working in uniquely challenging circumstances to provide key frontline services to the public.

After presenting four galleries of those stories in recent weeks, the Club is proud to introduce you to more of its remarkable supporters - with further #HammersHeroes coming to you over the subsequent period.

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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