UDC raises flag to celebrate NHS, Social Care and Frontline Workers' Day

Uttlesford District Council has joined local councils, health trusts and community groups across the UK in a national day to say 'thank you' to key workers.

The first NHS, Social Care and Frontline Workers' Day (5 July) is a national event to honour those who continue to put their lives on the line during the pandemic, as well as remember colleagues who have lost their lives during this period. The date was chosen as it marks the anniversary the NHS was founded in 1948.

The district council joined in with the events by raising a specially-commissioned flag at its offices in Saffron Walden. The flag was raised by the Chair of the Council, Cllr Arthur Coote, alongside Dr Richard Boyce, a local GP who has led the very successful Covid-19 vaccination programme in the district and who attended the event on behalf of the NHS.

Cllr Coote said: "NHS, Social Care and Frontline Workers' Day is an important moment to mark the service and sacrifice of NHS and health workers who have worked tirelessly to help the country through the coronavirus pandemic and continue to support some of the most vulnerable people in society. Their commitment, care and kindness has been an inspiration to us all and on behalf of the council I would like to say a huge thank you for everything they do."

To find out more about NHS, Social Care and Frontline Workers' Day, visit www.nhsfrontlinedanhsfrontlineda.org.

5 July 2021

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