Chatsworth will be lighting up in blue on Thursday 5 July to celebrate the NHS turning 70 and to recognise the vital role of one of the nation’s most loved institutions.
People are encouraged to take photos and share them via social media using the hashtags: #NHS70 and #LightUpBlue. The blue Chatsworth will be visible from the parkland.
As well as lighting up the house from dusk, Chatsworth is offering a 50 percent discount to NHS employees on House and Garden tickets on selected dates throughout July (full details at www.chatsworth.org/NHS)
Chatsworth’s Head of Visitor Services Sally Ambrose said: “We are delighted to join in with the celebrations to say Happy Birthday to the NHS and to say thank you to the NHS staff who do such an extraordinary job day in and day out.”
A spokesperson for NHS England, said: “It is clear from the support we have had with regards to NHS 70 that everyone is really getting behind all the activities planned in the region.
"The NHS is something to be proud of, for those who work within it and for those who benefit from the services provided and I am sure the celebrations taking place will be a reflection of this pride and the affection we all have for this great organisation.
“I hope everyone will join in the celebrations and take photographs of and selfies with the lit up buildings and share using #LightUpBlue.”
As well as lighting up landmarks, events are being organised by and for staff, hospital trusts and healthcare organisations to mark the seventieth birthday in style.
Six ways to join in the NHS 70 celebrations and support the NHS going forward
- Hold a Big 7 Tea Party: https://www.nhsbig7tea.co.uk/plan-a-party
- Give blood and join the Organ Donor Register to help save lives – call the Donor Line on 0300 123 23 23
- Volunteer for and support NHS charities
- Take care of yourself and make a pledge to use NHS services wisely
- Work for the NHS
- Get involved in research projects
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About NHS England
NHS England leads the National Health Service (NHS) in England – setting the priorities and direction, encouraging and informing the national debate to improve health and care.
The NHS in England deals with over 1 million patients every 36 hours and employs more than 1.5 million people, putting it in the top five of the world’s largest workforces NHS England shares out more than £100 billion in funds and holds organisations to account for spending this money effectively for patients and efficiently for the tax payer. It strongly believes in health and high quality care for all, now and for future generations.
Will Gompertz has chosen Chatsworth as one of the ten places that tell the history of England’s art, architecture and sculpture for the Historic England campaign Irreplaceable: A History of England in 100 Places.The campaign aims to find the 100 places that bring to life England’s rich and extraordinary history.
He said: “Chatsworth is perhaps the finest example of the English stately home. There is a lot of history in its beautiful stone walls, some of which have been standing for nearly five hundred years. But it is still a living home with an energetic owner who makes sure that this historic building is still very much alive in the 21st century, sitting wonderfully – as it does – in the rolling hills of Derbyshire.”
The Chatsworth House Trust is dedicated to the preservation of Chatsworth House, the art collection, garden, woodlands and park for the long term benefit of the public.
The charity promotes the study and appreciation of Chatsworth as a place of historic, architectural and artistic interest and of natural beauty, and encourages the use and enjoyment of Chatsworth by visitors for education and recreation.
Chatsworth is a member of the Treasure Houses of England, 10 of the most magnificent palaces, stately homes and castles in England. www.treasurehouses.co.uk
Chatsworth is only 16 miles from the M1, 10 miles from Chesterfield, and 8 miles north of Matlock, in the heart of Derbyshire’s Peak District National Park and is well served by transport links throughout the UK.
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