Fleetwood’s Masonic Hall was the venue for a special service this morning to mark the first ever NHS, Social Care and Frontline Workers’ Day.
Local dignitaries and members of the Masonic community in Fleetwood were joined by Rev. Canon John Hall, Vicar of Fleetwood St Peter and St David along with buglers from Fleetwood Old Boys Band where a short service was held followed by the raising of a special flag.
July 5th 1948 was an historic moment in our country’s history. It was the day our pioneering NHS was born, having been created by the Labour Party, 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.
The new Frontline Worker’s Day every July 5, gives us the opportunity to show our gratitude to all NHS and frontline staff and to raise money for NHS Charities Together and the National Care Association. Once again, a massive thank you to all those who helped us cope during such a difficult time.