7 July: NHS 70th anniversary celebration

Posted by dmrbp1 at Mar 20, 2018 09:45 AM |
On 7 July 2018 we helped to celebrate 70 years of the NHS https://www.england.nhs.uk/nhs70/



The University of Leicester and the local NHS Trusts it works with every day invited the Leicester community to attend a FREE Family Day at the University's main campus. We raised awareness about the NHS and its wonderful gift to us, and interactive stalls encouraged children - the next generation - to value our healthcare system and support the NHS as it goes forward.

Children and their favorite stuffed animals joined us for aTeddy Bear Clinic, a fun event that helps educate children about what happens at the doctor's office. 
Each child's stuffed animal is checked-in, then children take their animals in to meet with a  medical student doctor  for a check-up. Medical students were also running mini-health checks for the teddies owners and their parents.

The event also have stalls and demonstrations from the following:

The Leicestershire Partnership Trust talked about child health and safety, and engaged our young visitors with interactive challenges like tying laces and making crowns, while teaching them about healthy food and lifestyle.

University Hospitals Leicester demonstrated the fun in science, with clinicians and experts from Paediatrics and the Children’s Hospital, as well as the all important Dr Fox!

Performances from STARS Youth Choir

Checks from the Leicester Diabetes Centre

Juicing and smoothie demonstrations from Together Against Cancer

Relaxation and well-being in children workshops from the Wellbeing Crew

Alice in Wonderland performing acts from Enter Edem

Arts and crafts from the Creation Station - worry dolls, play d'oh healthy pizza, pasta skeletons, foot and hand-print fruit and vegetable characters.

Bouncy castles - one for under 5s and one for over

Leicester University Community First Responders gave defibrillator training.

Stalls and activities from charities like: Rainbows Children's HospiceThe Children's Cancer Leukemia Group, Leicester Hospitals Charity Children's appealthe Way of the Horse, LAMP, and Leicester Marrow society

Catering was provided by:

The Real Junkfood Project

Picks Organic Farm

Tilly’s Mobile VW Ice Cream Parlour

Entry was free, but donations buckets helped to raise funds for the two hospital charities


11am-11.35am: Music
11.35-11.45:      Talk about nutrition
11.45-12.15:      STARS Youth Choir group
12:15-12.50pm: Music
12.50-1.00pm:   Talk about nutrition

1.00-1.30pm:      Look-a-Lady-Ukulele (LALU)

1.00-2.00pm:      Family cricket in the Sports Hall, Danielle Brown Sports Centre

1.30-2.00pm:      Music

2.00-2.20pm:      Irish Dancing

2.20-3.00pm:      Music

Teddy Bear Hospital 7/7/18

LPT healthy together

Dr Fox eye test

Home for Good worry dolls


Enter Edem

Leicester Community First Responders

Climbing Wall


Leicester Marrow

Dr Fox and St John Ambulance

Dr Fox and LCFC

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