Their emotive performance of ‘Anywhere Away From Here’ is available now and will see all proceeds going to Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Charity and NHS Charities Together, who represent the charities of all NHS Trusts in the UK.
Margarita Vidiella, head of the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust Charity, said: “It is only thanks to generous donations that we are able to make a difference to our amazing colleagues and our communities – such as comfortable wellbeing hubs for clinicians to have a well-deserved rest, and psychological counselling for when our staff need that support.
“Thanks to all you generous Rag ‘n’ Bone Man fans, we’ll be able to do even more for our corner of south east London and, through NHS Charities Together, the NHS as a whole!”
Introducing the performance, host Jack Whitehall described the song as “a powerful reflection of the new hop that we’ve found; there’s light at the end of the tunnel.”
He added: “A massive big up to the key workers here tonight and across the country. We will never be able to thank you guys enough. It’s been a year of fear and isolation, but music has an incredible power to connect us.
“We will never again take for granted the chance to gather like this.”
“I think this is such an incredible initiative to give another part of your award to someone and I’ve chosen that my Best British Female of the year is Dame Elizabeth Anionwu,” Lipa said.
Lipa then took aim at Johnson’s controversial one per cent pay rise for nurses. She continued: “[Anionwu] has also said that there’s a massive disparity between gratitude and respect for frontline workers because it’s very good to clap for them but we need to pay them.
“And so I think what we should do is we should all give a massive massive round of applause and give Boris a message that we all support a fair pay rise for our frontline.”
You can see a full list of the winners here.