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A special day to say thanks

The first NHS, Social Care & Frontline Workers’ Day is being held on Monday 5th July 2021.

Chippenham Hospital Radio is proud to support and promote this wonderful event to celebrate all those who have worked so tirelessly to help our country through the Coronavirus crisis, and who continue to support some of the most vulnerable people in society.

Station Manager Simon Hyde said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for us to pay tribute to all the local doctors, nurses, care workers and other frontline staff who played such a key role in saving lives and keeping essential services going when Covid-19 struck our country. Their commitment and sense of duty was an inspiration to everyone and this is our chance to say a huge thank you to every single one of them.”

July 5th 1948 was an historic moment in our country’s history. It was the day our pioneering National Health Service (NHS) was born, bringing free healthcare to everyone. We have treasured it ever since, but never more so since March 2020 when the Coronavirus pandemic gripped the UK and utterly changed all our lives.

The day is also raising money for two excellent causes – NHS Charities Together, which supports 250 hospitals and their charitable trusts, and the National Care Association, representing 1.6 million workers caring for some of society’s frailest citizens.

Across the UK a number of events are planned which you can get involved with:

10.00am - Raising and Displaying the NHS, Social Care and Frontline Workers’ Day Flag.

11.00am - Two-minute silence and playing of The Last Post and Reveille.

1.00pm - The Nation’s Toast to the Heroes of the NHS, Social Care and Frontline Workers*

1.00pm - Street, Garden and Village Parties, and Parties at Home.

4.00pm - Afternoon Tea.

8.00pm - Clapping our Heroes and the Ringing of Church Bells 73 times to represent each year of the existence of                      the NHS.

More information on NHS, Social Care & Frontline Workers’ Day can be found at