Song is on BGT star Dizzy's playlist

I was so pleased to see your story about the charity single released by Dr Bill McCrea and Dr Valerie Barlow!

The music video with its tribute to all Healthcare professionals is very moving.

Dr McCrea is a legend and I am sharing this track with my contacts, friends and family.

He has looked after one of my sons over the past few years since he was diagnosed with a heart condition.

We are forever grateful for all his care and support.

Dr McCrea has been a great supporter of DJ Dizzy Twilight. The track is certainly on my playlist and it will always be a reminder of our brave healthcare workers during these difficult times.

I have continued performing since my appearance on BGT and did get to perform in Ibiza in 2019.

When performances are able to happen again I will plan to do a gig in aid of Brighter Futures and in gratitude to Dr McCrea.

I appreciate all the support Swindon Advertiser has given Dizzy over the years and I would just like to support this track for a great cause.

With lots of good wishes

DJ Dizzy Twilight

(Christine Tew)

Restrictions mean a reprieve for A&E

I have sympathy for all the businesses affected by the pandemic.

Pubs that do not serve food have been one of the worse to suffer from restrictions. However if you looked at their business model, it is one based on the most irresponsible people drinking lots of alcohol when entering their establishment.

The people who act responsible and drink within their limits are ultimately victims of those who drink to excess and lose control of all their faculties.

Just a visit to Old Town on a weekend night will show you that pubs show no moral compass in limiting the amount of alcohol drunk yet are now moaning when the shoe is on the other foot.

My neighbour is an NHS worker at GWH and she assures me that the Emergency Departments have benefited hugely by the reduction in intoxicated attendees.

Nicola Spull

Old Town


Here for cancer patients

Cancer doesn’t stop at Christmas. Despite the 5-day amnesty in Covid-19 restrictions over the festive period, Christmas is still likely to be very different this year.

People living with cancer might feel more lonely and scared over the festive period, unable to see people or do things they would usually do to lift their spirits.

They may feel like a burden at a time when we are typically expected to be joyful.

That’s why we want anyone across Swindon and Wiltshire who has been affected by cancer to know that we are there for them this Christmas.

Macmillan’s support line is open today and every day over the holiday season between 8am to 8pm.

Anyone affected by cancer can call free on 0808 808 00 00. Our website ( has lots of information and an option to chat to an expert online.

There’s also our online community where people share experiences, ask questions and talk to people who understand what they might be going through.

I believe making someone feel better is the best possible gift at Christmas and that’s why our services will be open for those who need them.

Karen Brown

Macmillan Deputy Lead Cancer Nurse

Great Western Hospital