CUMBRIAN paramedics have become singing sensations as part of a NHS charity single.

Barrow paramedics Liz Teijlingen-Bell and Laura Milner and Millom colleague Tracy French can all be found belting a tune in the video created by North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) HART team leader Andrew Wood.

The trio were involved in covering Foo Fighter classic Times Like These, which has been watched more than one million times across all platforms.

Mr Wood said: “I decided to choose the song because the lyrics really hit home with everything that was going on with Covid-19 and the pressure that it was putting on all of the NHS, not just the ambulance service.

“It was only supposed to be a bit of fun to put a smile on NWAS staffs' faces but unbelievably we have had over one million views of the video across Facebook and YouTube, and raised around £6,000 on the JustGiving page.

“Things have gone so well that we have released the song on all major streaming services.”

All money that is raised by the single will be donated to the North West Ambulance Service Charity, which is there not only to support its staff, but also communities all across the North West of England.

The fundraising page reads: “The charity provides lifesaving equipment, education programmes, community first responders and mental health and well-being programmes for the staff outside of NHS funding, and supports services to help you, your family and your community in the North West.

“They are there for us - time for us to step up for them and care for the carers.”

To listen to the single, visit YouTube, or any mainstream music streaming site such as iTunes, Spotify or Soundcloud and search ‘NWAS - Times Like These’.

To donate to the cause and support the work of the charity, visit: