Today marks NHS, Social Care & Frontline Workers’ Day, to celebrate all those who have responded to and continue to respond to the pandemic.
Organised nationally by Pageantmaster Bruno Peek LVO OBE OPR, NHS, Social Care & Frontline Workers’ Day takes place on 5th July this year, with events throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man.
The event was conceived and organised by Pageantmaster Bruno Peek LVO OBE OPR, who has organised national and royal events for 40 years, including key aspects of Her Majesty The Queen’s Golden and Diamond Jubilee celebrations and 90th Birthday Beacons celebration.
Bruno said, 'July 5th 1948 was an historic moment in our country’s history. It was the day our pioneering National Health Service (NHS) was born, bringing free healthcare to everyone. We have treasured it ever since, but never more so since March 2020 when the Coronavirus pandemic gripped the UK and utterly changed all our lives.
'We were suddenly at war with a ruthless, invisible enemy and on the front line were our NHS doctors, nurses and paramedics, plus platoons of critical workers keeping our shops open and stocked, our streets safe and our essential services running.
'Now we have the chance to show our gratitude to all NHS and frontline staff with what I believe will be an annual day of thanks, and remembrance of those who lost their lives because of this dreadful disease.'
More information on NHS, Social Care & Frontline Workers’ Day, including a schedule of events taking part throughout the day, can be found here.