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21 May 2018 – The National Health Service is turning 70 on 5th July 2018. It’s the perfect opportunity to celebrate the achievements of one of the nation’s most loved institutions, to appreciate the vital role the service plays in our lives, and to recognise and thank the extraordinary NHS staff – the everyday heroes – who are there to guide, support and care for us, day in, day out. This year is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the achievements of one of the nation’s most loved institutions, and more particularly, what we have achieved, those who have learnt and worked here, and those we have cared for at the three hospitals in Leicester. Nationally, over the last 70 years, the NHS has transformed the health and well being of the nation, providing free high quality health care for all which has subsequently made it the envy of the world.
In Leicester we are holding our Big 7-Tea Party on 5th July at Devonshire Place and an event for families we’re working on with the University of Leicester – a Teddy Bear’s Picnic.
Each child’s stuffed animal is checked-in, then children take their animals in to meet with a medical student doctor for a check-up. Medical students will also be running mini-health checks for the teddies owners and their parents.
The event will also have stalls and demonstrations from the following:
Performances from STARS Youth Choir
Checks from the Leicester Diabetes Centre
Juicing and smoothie demonstrations from Together Against Cancer
CPR training from HeartWize
Relaxation and well-being in children workshops from the Wellbeing Crew
Alice in Wonderland performing acts from Enter Edem
Bouncy castles – one for under 5s and one for over
Leicester University Community First Responders will be there giving defibrillator training.
Outreach activities like ‘Brain Hats’ and ‘Heart Pumps’.
Catering will be provided by:
The Real Junkfood Project
Picks Organic Farm
JKM Hot Potato
Tilly’s Mobile VW Ice Cream Parlour
Free parking will be available in the Welford Road car-park.