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”It’s a privilege to look after someone at the end of their life”

While the festivities signal a break from the daily grind for most of us, 900,000-plus people in the UK still have to work on 25 December. Kerry Fowler meets two whose jobs keep them away from home on Christmas Day – but who have their own special ways of celebrating

THE CHRISTMAS WORKERS

SAM NEWMAN

Sam is a specialist nurse who works in an acute NHS trust in central London

“As a child, Christmas was a lot of fun – decorating the tree, lots of presents, a big group of us getting together and eating lovely food. My mum was a nurse too, and if she was working we’d still have Christmas dinner, then take some up to her in A&E.

I knew I’d have to work unsocial hours when I signed up to be a nurse. It’s part of the job. My background is in intensive care and I now work for NHS Blood and Transplant as a specialist nurse for organ donation. The waiting list doesn’t close for Christmas and people still need transplants – this year I’ll be on call from 9am on Christmas Eve to early Christmas morning and I’ll probably sleep until about lunchtime because I’ll have been up for 24 hours.

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Make your Christmas and New Year the best ever with the December issue of delicious. magazine. Shopping’s a breeze with our last-minute gifts, drinks advice and festive taste test. Try Nigel Slater’s cakes and bakes, Paul A Young’s trademark truffles and Nigella’s sensational side-dishes and stay cool tips. We also find out what Rick Stein and family get up to over the festive period. For a low-stress Christmas day, cook our classic turkey lunch with timeplan. Plus, don't miss our amazing £8,400 prize giveaway. It's a happy Christmas – guaranteed!

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