Reality TV star Calum Best and actor Tamer Hassan surprise staff at Doncaster care home with visit to bring protective gear

But the staff at The Royal care home in Rossington received a special surprise when television personality and model Calum Best and movie actor Tamer Hassan turned up at the door carrying a consignment of proective masks for them.

The pair headed for the 57-room home on Queen Mary's Road, which looks after people who need nursing or personal care, after flying into Doncaster Sheffield Airport with a cargo of £30,000 worth of personal protective equipment (PPE) for NHS staff

Calum, the son of the Mancheter United and Northern Ireland football legend George Best, and the Football Factory actor Tamer, helped unload boxes from a plane at the airport in Finningley.

They are both working with the Mask Our Heroes charity, which was set up by entrepreneur Matthew McGahan to help supply frontline staff with PPE after his father Alan died with Covid-19 in March.

After finishing the unloading, they then headed on to Rossington.

Denise Stephenson, who runs The Royal, said she understood the care home had been nominated for the visit by an unknown member of the public who had felt they deserved the surprise.

She said: “We were put forward by somoneone who wanted to show appreciation of the care we gave to a relative.

“So we were visited by two celebrities, and we are so grateful for that. Our staff were really thrilled to have the visit, and I think we are also very grateful for the recognition.

“It made us feel valued and important. It was after 7pm that they arrived. It was raining, and the were outside, but they chatted with the staff. The team here really deserved it – they are so dedicated and they go the extra mile for the residents.”

Calum, who has appeared in a string of television shows including Love Island and Big Brother, and Tamer posed for socially-distanced selfies with a group of nurses who came to the door to collect the delivery.

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