Council buildings to turn blue to celebrate 75th birthday of the NHS

Westmorland and Furness Council will light their buildings blue across the area to mark the 75th birthday of the National Health Service.

On Wednesday 5 July, Barrow Town Hall, The Forum, Kendal Town Hall, Kendal Castle, and Penrith Town Hall will shine bright blue for five nights in recognition of the NHS’s incredible efforts to provide world-leading healthcare, free at the point of use, for the last three quarters of a century.

The NHS was formed back in 1948 in the aftermath of the second world war and has witnessed several major changes to local government during that time. Most recently with the formation of the new Westmorland and Furness, and Cumberland councils.

Councillor Patricia Bell, Deputy Leader of Westmorland and Furness Council and Cabinet Member for Adults, Health and Care said:

“We are immensely grateful for the dedication and tireless efforts of our National Health Service (NHS) for all they have done for our communities in their 75 years.

“Lighting up our buildings in blue serves as a small gesture to show our gratitude for the NHS on their momentous birthday.

“We thank NHS professionals for the invaluable work they carry our every day and express our heartfelt appreciation for their relentless commitment.”

The NHS have other events that staff, volunteers, teachers, schools and the public can join in on. For more information visit the NHS Birthday webpage.

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