Victoria Beckham shows her appreciation for NHS workers with a sweet FaceTime call

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The Beckhams have been sharing regular updates from their isolation as a family of five - just missing eldest son Brooklyn, who is stranded in America with his girlfriend Nicola Peltz.

From turning movie nights into an at-home affair to posting David’s latest cooking adventures, they have also been vocal in their appreciation for the NHS workers fighting against the coronavirus pandemic in the UK.

Over the weekend, Victoria spoke with two NHS teams through FaceTime, thanking them for working so tirelessly and encouraging them to share their stories and advice with her more than 28 million followers.

David and Victoria Beckham (WireImage for White Company)

To get their message across, Victoria posted snippets of her conversations to her Instagram page.

“Yesterday I had the humbling opportunity to speak to 2 NHS teams in different parts of the UK,” the 45-year-old fashion designer wrote. “I have posted parts of the conversation on IGTV. Please have a look and listen to what they are saying. They are so inspiring and we all need to do our part in staying home and helping these incredible workers and their colleagues on the frontline.”

In the first clip that Victoria shared, she asked a group of NHS workers what message they would most want to stress to the community.

“Please stay at home,” one worker said, “Stay at home so we can go to work to do the job that we do, that we love.”

The Beckham family attend Victoria's London Fashion Week Show, 2020 (Getty Images)

In a lengthier video with an NHS team located in Scotland, Victoria took a moment to express her thanks before asking the group how they were doing.

“I hope you’re feeling the love that the whole country is giving you. The clapping - every time I watch the videos of everybody clapping, I get quite emotional. I hope you can feel that from all of us,” she said.

“It’s a really small community up here, and everyone has been incredibly supportive,” one member shared. “Lots of us have had to move up from home, hundreds of miles from our family so that we can be isolated from them. And people have offered up accommodation for free, they’re giving us meals while we’re in the hospital working, so it’s been amazing.”

Despite the NHS team’s positive outlook, when Victoria asked about their shifts, it was clear that they had been working overtime.

(Dave Benett)

“We’re all doing 12 and a half hour shifts every day,” one noted, adding that it differs by hospital.

“A lot of us haven’t seen our family for ages, some people haven’t seen their partners and children just so we can try and keep them safe,” they added.

“Thank you again so much for all your hard work - everything that you’re doing,” Victoria said at the end of their call. “I don’t even know what to say, I just feel really humbled to be talking to you, and thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

Since opening up about their own self-isolation routine on March 19, Victoria and David have used their massive social media followings to encourage their followers to do the same and support the NHS in any way that they can.

Early on, David shared UNICEF and the WHO’s resources about protecting yourself from COVID-19, and the entire Beckham family have joined in the Clap for our Carers campaign to thank the NHS.

David even participated in a celebrity-filled salute that included Elton John, Paul McCartney and Stormzy sharing their thanks to the NHS in a video compilation.