UH Bristol Chairman Jeff Farrar and Chief Nurse Carolyn MillsCelebrations for NHS70 have raised over £18,000 to date and money continues to come in as people kindly donate and fundraise to say thank you to the NHS for 70 years of service.

Above & Beyond joined official NHS charities from across England to take part in national celebrations to mark the 70th birthday of our much-loved institution. 

People from Bristol and beyond came together to give to the #BigBristolGiveNHS70 via our online crowdfunding campaign, a special NHS70 postal and email appeal, and by hosting fundraising Big 7Tea Parties.

The Bristol business community also got involved: Wards Solicitors generously match-funded £7,000 of donations as part of the #BigBristolGiveNHS70 online fundraising campaign, while Pukka Herbs and Savills hosted their own tea parties.

The birthday celebrations culminated in a Big 7Tea Party held at Bristol Royal Infirmary on Thursday 5 July. Staff, volunteers and special guests got through more than 1,000 scones, 3,000 cupcakes, 20 litres of gelato, and four big birthday cakes!

You can support the NHS in its 70th year by donating, volunteeringfundraising, taking part in an eventsupporting us at work, or by coming up with a special 7, 70, 700 challenge.