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Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust will mark this weekend’s 72nd anniversary of the NHS with a special theme of remembrance and thanks as it continues to deal with the challenges brought by Covid-19.

The events, which reflect the national NHS campaign, will start on Saturday evening with a one-minute silence at 8pm to remember all of those people who lost their lives to the pandemic.

In the lead up to the silence, local residents and communities are being encouraged to put a light in their window – an LED candle, lamp or torch – as a sign of remembrance. This will coincide with the nationwide ‘light it blue’ campaign that will see landmarks up and down the country illuminated in remembrance.

The official NHS 72nd anniversary will be celebrated at 5pm on Sunday with staff across Frimley Health taking part in nationwide clap to say thank you for all the kindness and generosity shown by the local communities during the last difficult few months.

Staff at Frimley Park, Heatherwood and Wexham Park hospitals will clap together and express their thanks and gratitude for the amazing public support.

Following the difficulties the NHS has faced during the last few months, this year’s anniversary will have a different feel to years gone by.

Every day of the pandemic, many local residents and businesses have gone above and beyond to show their appreciation to Frimley Health staff.

The Trust will take the opportunity to remember colleagues and patients lost and thank the local communities for their support.