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20th Oct, 2021

Worcester Cathedral's bells to ring out tonight to show support for the NHS on its 73rd birthday

THE FAMOUS bells at Worcester Cathedral will ring out for 45 minutes at 8pm tonight (Monday) to show the county’s support for the first national NHS, Social Care and Frontline Workers Day.

The Cathedral is pleased to support this first national day of recognition to mark the 73rd anniversary of the birth of the National Health Service.

The Dean of Worcester Cathedral, Peter Atkinson, said: “The NHS has been treasured since its inception, but never more so since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020.

“We are proud to ring our bells on Monday evening to show our gratitude and support to all of our doctors, nurses, paramedics, carers and other critical workers who gave their all to keep our essential services running while the country faced the pandemic.

“We also remember all those who have lost their lives to this dreadful disease and their loved ones who are left behind.”

The national day aims to raise funds for two charities – NHS Charities Together, which supports 250 hospitals and their charitable trusts, and the National Care Association, representing 1.6 million workers caring for some of society’s frailest citizens.

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