Lighting up for the NHS and in Remembrance

Release Date: 03 July 2020

York House will join national landmarks in lighting up blue for the 72nd anniversary of the NHS and to remember those who have died during the coronavirus pandemic.

The gesture will take place this weekend on Saturday and Sunday when the building will be lit up blue, the colour of the NHS.

Saturday 4 July will be a moment of remembrance and reflection for those we have lost during the pandemic. This is a chance for the nation to come together and pay our respects. It is being led by the Together Coalition and we are asking people to place an LED light or torch in their window or on their doorstep.

On Sunday 5 July, the day the NHS was founded, the whole country is invited to come together at 5pm to applaud all those who have been helping us through the pandemic and recognise the vital community connections that continue to support us all.

Cllr Gareth Roberts, Leader of Richmond Council, said:

“We stand together with the NHS and are proud to pay tribute to everything our NHS colleagues and all those care workers and volunteers who have done over the last few months.

"It's particularly important to remember those who have lost their lives helping others during this crisis that has hit our way of life hard."

Notes for editors

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Reference: P270/20

Updated: 30 July 2020