Bradford’s City Hall clock tower will be lit in blue tomorrow night, July 4, to celebrate the National Health Service’s 72nd anniversary.
Airedale General Hospital, Bradford Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust buildings, Margaret McMillan Tower and Forster Square arches will also be lit blue as a thank you to all the people who have supported the NHS.
The blue lighting in the district will also be in remembrance of those who died across the country during the coronavirus pandemic.
This includes care homes and care workers who have also made significant contributions to look after vulnerable people in the community as well as the many volunteers who have helped during the pandemic.
The NHS’s 72nd birthday is on Sunday 5 July and will be one of remembrance and thanks marked by a nationwide clap for Key Workers at 5 p.m.
The lighting of City Hall is part of the campaign by /together, a coalition of community groups and some of the UK’s best-known organisations. The group are also encouraging people to place a light in their windows on July 4 to remember those we have lost.
Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe, Leader of Bradford Council, said: “This year’s anniversary is particularly poignant and enables us to thank the doctors, nurses, carers, volunteers and other NHS workers who have helped keep us as safe as possible in the district during these unprecedented times.
“They have worked tirelessly to keep services open and running as effectively as they can in partnership with council, community and health organisations.
“While we remember those loved ones who have been affected, or have died, from the coronavirus, we can also be proud of the efforts of those in the district who have worked hard to help us all in our hour of need.”
The lighting up of City Hall on Saturday is also a chance to remember those who have died from Covid-19 as part of the campaign by /together, a coalition of community groups and some of the UK’s best-known organisations.
For more information visit on /together visit: https://together.org.uk/