Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville has shut his two Manchester hotels and will be providing all rooms to NHS staff free of charge to help tackle the coronavirus pandemic.
Neville co-owns two hotels with former team-mate Ryan Giggs, the Stock Exchange Hotel in the city centre and Hotel Football at Old Trafford.
He explained on Wednesday: ‘Over the last week we’ve been in consultation with the health services in the Greater Manchester area, in particular the Manchester University National Health Services Foundation Trust.
‘Our 176 beds will be occupied by National Health Service workers and medical health professionals from Friday onwards.
‘It is at this moment in time that I think the whole of our industry needs to show solidarity, not just for our stuff in these uncertain times, but obviously for the people who need the accommodation most in the coming months.