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Aston Merrygold

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Aston Merrygold is one quarter of arguably the UK’s biggest boyband, JLS. With five UK number one singles, two MOBO Awards and two Brit Awards, they’re success has been staggering since they burst onto the scene as contestants in 2008’s X Factor. Their latest single, Proud, is the official single for this year’s Sport Relief campaign. Last year the band travelled to Uganda to see how Sport Relief cash will be spent helping people living incredibly tough lives. Here, Aston recalls the day they spent at a hospital in Kampala.

Sport Relief - No One Really Likes Hospitals Do They?

I mean they can be fine to look at and the people who work in them are often fantastic, but they are by definition tough places to be. Mutago Hospital in the Ugandan capital of Kampala is a case in point. A network of covered walkways connect the different wards and straight away you get the sense that this is a clean and friendly place which, for the most part, feels like a hospital back home in the UK. Until, that is, you go into the children's ward.
22/03/2012 22:43 GMT