About the project
National Theatre Wales & Gruff Rhys
NO PROFIT IN PAIN
From Cradle to grave
From the moment I was born you patched me up to stay strong
National Theatre Wales and Gruff Rhys are encouraging everyone to stand firm in their support of the NHS, coming together to push Gruff’s 2018 song No Profit in Pain back into the spotlight to raise funds for Wales-based NHS charities.
Written and released in 2018, we’re joining Gruff in using the track to keep an impassioned message about the invaluable role of the NHS and its staff centre stage, as the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
Originally commissioned as part of our NHS70 Festival, No Profit in Pain was released in 2018; a pop synth ballad marking 70 years of a treasured institution whose roots are firmly planted in Wales. Alongside Gruff, we were keen to revisit track as a public show of national pride, support and appreciation for the NHS and its staff and to send a message about the need for continued protection and support for the institution, by encouraging public donations, as well as channeling all proceeds from downloads to charities who are supporting NHS workers throughout the pandemic.
No Profit in Pain contains strong language.