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STAFF at Blandford Community Hospital, run by Dorset HealthCare, recorded an uplifting rendition of the music video to Tony Christie’s ‘Is this the way to Amarillo’ as part of comedian Peter Kay’s revival of his classic Children in Need sketch.


Staff Nurse at the community hospital Tammy Andrews saw the appeal from Peter Kay for key workers to create their own film as part of the Big Night In on BBC television and thought it would be perfect for a range of departments to get involved.


Tammy said: “I wanted to do something that got a range of staff involved to lift everyone’s spirits – those at the hospital and our local community. It was great fun to make and it gave us all a boost. It really lifted up the spirits of all the staff at the hospital.”


The film started at Tammy’s home and followed her to the hospital where other staff, including nurses, catering staff and therapy workers jumped in and danced along to the original track.


The video, filmed by a member of the team and edited by Tammy’s nephew, was one of several videos included in the compilation broadcast on television.


Stills from the video of the nurses and other staff at Blandford Community Hospital in their ‘Big Night In Amarillo’