A WAR veteran who has raised more than £7,000 for local NHS workers by playing his bugle is due to perform his 100th show tonight.

 

Paul Goose, from Cudworth, started live-streaming himself playing the instrument at the start of lockdown in March in a bid to boost morale and raise money for victims of the coronavirus, their families and frontline workers.

 

The 53-year-old plays from his back garden every night at 8pm, and twice on a Thursday at 8pm and 8.30pm then uploads this on his Facebook for people to watch.

 

Since the start of his shows, he’s raised more than £7,000 for the intensive care department at Barnsley Hospital.

 

“The response to these shows has been fantastic and I’m thrilled we’ve managed to raise such an outstanding amount for frontline workers.

 

“I’m looking forward to my 100th show tonight, everybody is still behind this and I hope to continue this. It would be great for people to join in for the show tonight.

 

“I have an elderly neighbour who comes outside her house everyday to listen to me play, and then always says ‘thank you’. That’s one of the best things about this.

 

“I’ll continue to play until people stop dying of this virus. My shows will remain dedicated to those who have lost their lives during this pandemic.

 

“Thank you to the Barnsley people for your support.”