Apex to light up blue for NHS 72nd Birthday

West Suffolk Council will celebrate the 72nd birthday of the NHS by lighting up The Apex blue.

Leader of the Council, Cllr John Griffiths, said: “Our NHS colleagues are such an important part of our community and we are extremely grateful for all they have done, and are continuing to do, to help save lives. On this 72nd birthday of the NHS, we are lighting The Apex blue to thank them and mark the bravery and dedication of all in the NHS.

On Saturday evening (July 4) everyone is asked to put a light in their window as a mark of remembrance to those who have died from coronavirus.

On Sunday (July 5) at 5 p.m. people of all ages are encouraged to stop what they are doing and join with others (following appropriate social distancing) in their street or neighbourhood for a mass applause event, and afterwards raise a glass with their neighbours. If you’re shielding or prefer to remain indoors you could stand by a window or you could even join an online group for a virtual applause session.