Chatsworth to light up blue to celebrate the NHS’ 70th birthday

Chatsworth to light up blue to celebrate the NHS’ 70th birthday

Chatsworth will be lighting up in blue on Thursday 5 July to celebrate the NHS turning 70 and to recognise the vital role of one of the nation’s most loved institutions. People are encouraged to take photos and share them via social media using the hashtags: #NHS70 and #LightUpBlue.  The blue Chatsworth will be visible from the parkland.

As well as lighting up the house from dusk, Chatsworth is offering a 50 percent discount to NHS employees on House and Garden tickets on selected dates throughout July (full details at www.chatsworth.org/NHS)

Chatsworth’s Head of Visitor Services Sally Ambrose said: “We are delighted to join in with the celebrations to say Happy Birthday to the NHS and to say thank you to the NHS staff who do such an extraordinary job day in and day out.”

A spokesperson for NHS England, said: “It is clear from the support we have had with regards to NHS 70 that everyone is really getting behind all the activities planned in the region.

“The NHS is something to be proud of, for those who work within it and for those who benefit from the services provided and I am sure the celebrations taking place will be a reflection of this pride and the affection we all have for this great organisation.

“I hope everyone will join in the celebrations and take photographs of and selfies with the lit up buildings and share using #LightUpBlue.”

As well as lighting up landmarks, events are being organised by and for staff, hospital trusts and healthcare organisations to mark the seventieth birthday in style.

Six ways to join in the NHS 70 celebrations and support the NHS going forward

– Hold a Big 7 Tea Party: https://www.nhsbig7tea.co.uk/plan-a-party
– Give blood and join the Organ Donor Register to help save lives – call the Donor Line on 0300 123 23 23
– Volunteer for and support NHS charities
– Take care of yourself and make a pledge to use NHS services wisely
– Work for the NHS
– Get involved in research projects