NHS 70th Birthday Celebration

NHS 70th Birthday Celebration

Type Arts & Entertainment
When 07 Jul 2018, 11:00AM - 03:00PM
Venue Event Square and Fielding Johnson Building
Open To Public
Ticket Price Free
For Bookings Contact Dr Danni Benyon-Payne, dmrbp1@le.ac.uk, 0116 252 5278

The University of Leicester and the NHS Partnership Trusts it works with every day would like to invite the Leicester community to attend a FREE Family Day at the University's main campus. We would like to raise awareness about the NHS and its wonderful gift to us, and encourage our children - the next generation - to value our healthcare system and support the NHS as it goes forward.

Children and their favorite stuffed animals are invited to join 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 will also be running mini-health checks for the teddies owners and their parents.

The event will also have stalls and demonstrations from the following:

  • The Leicestershire Partnership Trust will talk about child health and safety, as well as do paediatric first aid demonstrations and give talks on nutrition.
  • University Hospitals Leicester will demonstrate the fun in science, and have clinicians and experts from Paediatrics and the Children’s Hospital.
  • Performances from STARS Youth Choir and McManus Irish Dancing School
  • Checks from the Leicester Diabetes Centre
  • Juicing and smoothie demonstrations from Together Against Cancer
  • CPR training from HeartWize
  • 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
  • Party with your little ones with Bambino Disco!
  • Bouncy castles - one for under 5s and one for over
  • Leicester University Community First Responders will be there giving defibrillator training
  • Outreach activities like ‘Brain Hats’ and ‘Heart Pumps’
  • Stalls and activities from charities like: Rainbows Children's Hospice; The Children's Cancer Leukemia Group, Leicester Hospitals Charity Children's appeal, the Way of the Horse, LAMP, and Leicester Marrow society

Catering will be provided by:

  • The Real Junkfood Project
  • Picks Organic Farm
  • JKM Hot Potato
  • Tilly’s Mobile VW Ice Cream Parlour

Free parking will be available in the Welford Road car-park.

Entry is free, but we will ask visitors to donate whatever they like towards the Children's Hospital appeal.


11:00 - 11:35 Music
11:35 - 11:45 Talk about nutrition
11:45 - 12:15 STARS Youth Choir group
12:15 - 12:45 Music
12:45 - 12:50 Break for talk by John Adler, CEO of UHL
12:50 - 1.00 Talk about nutrition
1:00 - 1:30 Look-a-Lady-Ukulele (LALU)
1:30 - 2:00 Music
2:00 - 2:20

Irish dancing

2:20 - 3:00 Music

Contact Dr Danni Benyon-Payne for more information on dmrbp1@le.ac.uk

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