Lord Mayor and Sheriff of Nottingham ‘raise a cuppa’ at QMC Tea Party to celebrate NHS70

NHS70T Nottingham Hospitals Charity hosted a tea party at QMC on 5th July to celebrate NHS70, with special guests the Sheriff of Nottingham and the Lord Mayor.

The Sheriff, Cllr Catharine Arnold, and the Lord Mayor, Cllr Liaqat Ali, joined the Charity’s Chief Executive, Barbara Cathcart, Deputy Chief Nurse, Sarah Moppett, and lots of NHS doctors and nurses for tea and cake in the QMC Main Reception. Community Champions from Nottingham Asda stores donated cakes and treats for the occasion and helped dish them out to NUH staff to say ‘Happy Birthday’ and ‘Thank you’.

The Sheriff of Nottingham, Cllr Arnold, said “I’m here at QMC to thank the NHS for saving my life, my children’s lives, and millions of other lives. And to thank all of the hard-working people who’ve contributed to it.”

Hospital charities across the country are encouraging people to throw NHS 7Tea Parties during the summer, and donate the proceeds to their local hospital. Nottingham Hospitals Charity, along with the Sheriff of Nottingham and the Lord Mayor, are encouraging people in Nottingham to host an NHS 7Tea Party to celebrate our hospitals and the NHS’s impact on all of our lives. You can download your resource pack, including NHS70 bunting and posters, from the Charity’s website.

“As part of a year of celebrations marking this momentous anniversary, NHS charities across the country are asking individuals, work colleagues and community groups to host tea parties to raise awareness of the role that hospital charities have played over the last seventy years, supporting our NHS,” said Barbara Cathcart