When people think of being an aid worker in hospitals, they think it's mostly ‘relentlessly depressing’. But Calcutta Rescue, based in Clapham, is trying to change that through a feelgood music video.

Sean Duggan, with the assistance of Calcutta Rescue, is trying to change the tune with a music video filmed in the slums of Kolkata. Dubbed the #worldscraziestdancevideo, ‘Living in the City,’ stars people with Leprosy and Tuberculosis (TB), schoolkids, medics and aid workers.

Wandsworth Guardian: Children dancing at Tala Park School

Children dancing at Tala Park School.

Mr Duggan, from Richmond and former editor of the Surrey Comet and Richmond and Twickenham Times spoke about how the idea came about: “My friend Isabelle was in our TB project one day when two women were told they had been cured of the disease, which kills 300,000 people a year in India. They were so overjoyed that they started dancing in the middle of the clinic - everyone was amazed.

"I thought, yes! That is what we are trying to do, bring happiness and hope back into people's lives. So many people think about this work as relentlessly depressing.

"But it isn't. Both the charity's staff and the people they serve show so much resilience and love of life. And what better way to demonstrate that than through dance, for which India is famous?"

Wandsworth Guardian: Photographer Jake Roos showing dance footage to patients at the Calcutta Rescue's Leprosy Clinic.

Photographer Jake Roos showing dance footage to patients at the Calcutta Rescue's Leprosy Clinic.

With this idea and the help of photographer and musician, Jacob Roos, Mr Duggan flew out to Kolkata earlier this year to film staff, patients and schoolchildren in 12 locations. The track in the video, Rhys Lewis’ Living in the City, was used as it 'resonated with the charities work'.

This complemented the feel-good mood in the video and has already attracted 10,000 views on Facebook and Youtube.

Wandsworth Guardian: Living in the City showcases the work the charity are doing

Living in the City showcases the work the charity is doing.

The film was shot at zero cost to the charity, who believe in spending donations where they are needed the most.

Mr Duggan has supported the charity for 27 years and helps organise sponsored sleep-outs, a firewalk and edits the UK newsletter.