This weekend, our NHS – your NHS, is celebrating 72 years since its formation and we wanted to take this opportunity to say ‘HAPPY BIRTHDAY!’

Join us in wishing the NHS a 'Happy Birthday'

For 72 years the National Health Service has repeatedly proven itself to be the best of Britain. It has shown a remarkable ability to rise to any challenge it faces and, here in Sheffield, we could not be more proud to be its official charity partner.

For years, we have proudly stood shoulder to shoulder with our NHS, its hospitals and its unbelievable staff, and we continue to do so. We are so grateful for everything that they do for us all and we will always do all that we can to support our NHS.

Say 'thank you' to our NHS

Unfortunately, this NHS birthday will be different to any other and we are unable to throw the party that the health service deserves. But that will not dampen down the love that we all have for our NHS.

The fact that we celebrate this birthday in these unprecedented circumstances is just another reason why we are so grateful for our NHS. As the country deals with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, it is the NHS that continues to go above and beyond to care for us in the most difficult circumstances.

It is fitting, therefore, that we do even more to celebrate this 72nd birthday to show just how grateful we are.

Give our NHS the care that it is giving us

We ALL have our own stories about why we are grateful for the NHS and why it holds a special place in our hearts. We want to know yours:

Send the NHS your 'Happy Birthday' message

Please get involved, however you can… We want to make this an NHS birthday to remember! As well as using the link above, you could also film a message of thanks to the NHS, or send us a message via email or on twitter. We will then be compiling those videos and messages to show to our amazing NHS staff.

Email us your 'Happy Birthday' video/message

Tweet us your 'Happy Birthday' video/message

But, above all, whatever you are doing this weekend, please take some time to celebrate YOUR NHS’s 72nd birthday. We have been blown away by the support that the people of Sheffield have shown their NHS throughout this pandemic – so we know that you’ll want to celebrate.

Take care, stay safe and we’ll see you on the other side. But for now…