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NHS 'thank you' weekend in West Norfolk for 72nd birthday




People in West Norfolk are being encouraged to join in the biggest 'thank you' the country has ever seen this weekend on the 72nd birthday of the National Health Service.

This country-wide coming together will thank all those who have been helping us through the pandemic and recognise the vital community connections that continue to support us all.

The Town Hall in Lynn will be lit up blue as part of the weekend tributes as the NHS marks its 72nd anniversary on Sunday

Lynn's Town Hall will be lit up again this weekend for the NHS' 72nd birthday 'thank you'. Picture: Ian Burt
Lynn's Town Hall will be lit up again this weekend for the NHS' 72nd birthday 'thank you'. Picture: Ian Burt

And broadcasters will suspend normal transmissions at 5pm on Sunday as the whole country will pause for applause.

Following the applause, organisers, the Together Coalition, hope people will enjoy a drink or a cup of tea and reflect with family, friends and neighbours on the bonds that have sustained us in recent months.

On Saturday, everybody is being asked to put a light, such as a torch, an led candle or a lamp, in their windows in remembrance of those we have lost during the coronavirus pandemic.

NHS flowers at Tower Gardens, Kings Lynn. Picture: Adam Fairbrother
NHS flowers at Tower Gardens, Kings Lynn. Picture: Adam Fairbrother

West Norfolk Council deputy leader Elizabeth Nockolds, cabinet member for culture, heritage and health, said: "As the lockdown eases, and we see a return to some semblance of normality, it is important that we take the time to thank those who have helped us through this and to remember those we have lost.

"It will be an important moment of reflection and contemplation and an opportunity to talk to those who have provided us with personal support. I hope people will get involved."

In addition, the Together Coalition has produced templates for people to colour in and put in their windows to say thank you.For more information visit together.org.uk.



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