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Sir Rod Stewart funding NHS scans in Glasgow as he bids to reach ‘as many cities as he can’

Sir Rod has made it his mission to help patients in Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and “as many cities as I can”.
Sir Rod Stewart is no stranger to charity work and helping others in need. His most recent act of kindness has seen him foot the bill of more hospital scans across the country in a bid to reduce NHS waiting lists.
The Maggie May singer has made it his mission to help patients in Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and “as many cities as he can” as he continues to shame ‘penny-pinching ministers’ with his generosity, writes The Mirror.
The 78-year-old’s latest gesture comes after he funded a day’s worth of scans at the Princess Alexandra hospital in Harlow near his Essex home, following a surprise pledge on Sky News in January.
He said yesterday: “Now I’m going to go to Glasgow, which is partly arranged, Manchester and Birmingham, and do as many cities as I can just to help. It does work, especially around where I live. It lowered the percentage by 10% of people waiting, which is not a p**s in the ocean.”
Rod, who has Scottish roots, added: “My dad used to say most Scottish people are ‘as tight as two coats of paint’, and Ronnie [Wood of the Rolling Stones] has turned it on me. But I’ve always been generous, he’ll tell you that.”
The father-of-eight decided to fork out and pay for “20 or 30” NHS scans after going for a scan of his own at a private hospital and seeing how easy the process is when there is no wait.
Last year, Ukrainian dad Rostyslav hailed Rod as a ‘hero’ as he told the Mirror how the singer had funded a UK home for him, his wife Olena and their kids Mary, Taras, Dymtro, Kostya and Roman after they fled their war-torn homeland.
The singer has even called for the Government to send F16 fighter jets to Ukraine to help beat Russia ’s invasion.
Rod added: “They are lovely, lovely people. We have to send them the F16s, we’ve got to win this war. It’ll be the end of mankind as we know it if we don’t.”
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