Hospital staff and supporters today (9 July) joined the Sheriff of Nottingham for a special tea party to celebrate 71 years of the NHS.
Nottingham Hospitals Charity hosted the Big NHS Tea Party outside its offices at the City Hospital, to mark the occasion and thank hospital staff for all they do.
Tea, coffee, cakes and sandwiches were handed out to NHS staff and supporters who fundraise for the hospital, along with the Sheriff of Nottingham Councillor Patience Ifediora.
Barbara Cathcart, Chief Executive of Nottingham Hospitals Charity, said: ‘We are so proud to have raised almost £40million for Nottingham’s hospitals over the past 12 years. The work that our NHS staff do here in Nottingham, and across the country, is absolutely amazing.
‘We all know someone whose life has been made better – or even saved – by the staff at our marvellous hospitals, and today we just want to share a token of our gratitude by holding this tea party in recognition of our fantastic NHS.’
The Big NHS Tea Party was set up in 2018 to mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS, and this year NHS charities across the country are continuing to hold celebratory events as part of the national NHS charity partnership, called ‘Charities Together’.
For more information about Nottingham Hospitals Charity or holding your own Big NHS Tea Party, please go to www.nottinghamhospitalscharity.org.uk