Town hall to turn blue in NHS celebration

Date: Monday 2nd July 2018

PENRITH Town Hall, the headquarters of Eden District Council, is to participate in the “Go Blue” campaign to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the NHS this week.

An NHS flag will be flown throughout the week and on Thursday, the day of the NHS’ birthday, staff will wear blue to work and the building’s windows will be illuminated with blue light.

The campaign, which encourages buildings to light themselves with NHS blue, has so far received pledges of participation from across Cumbria and the United Kingdom.

Eden Council leader Kevin Beaty said: “The NHS has reached a momentous anniversary. It seems fitting that Eden District Council marks the occasion by lighting up the town hall in blue.

"As well as this our staff are wearing blue to work and we will raise an NHS flag in honour of the staff across the district and beyond who care for us selflessly 24/7."

Rory Stewart, MP for Penrith and the Border, said: “This is really great news and yet another success for the wonderful ‘Go Blue’ campaign started by the North Cumbria NHS Trust.

"I would like to pay a huge tribute to Kevin and everybody who works in Penrith Town Hall for agreeing to this. The NHS’ 70thanniversary is a major national event and I am delighted that Penrith is playing a leading part in the celebrations.”