Celebs support Queen Victoria Hospital for the NHS’ 70th birthday
Monday 2nd July 2018
To mark the NHS turning 70 this year, celebrities have been raising a mug to one of the nation’s best loved institutions with a good old cuppa. And some well-known faces have been showing their support for a particular NHS organisation – Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead.
The Big 7tea campaign asks people up and down the country to raise a cuppa to the NHS on or around 5th July (the official 70th birthday) and at the same time raise funds for NHS charities like Queen Victoria Hospital’s own QVH Charity.
Star of ITV1 series Good Karma Hospital, Amanda Redman, has spoken publically about being a patient at Queen Victoria Hospital as a child when she suffered third degree burns as a young child. She was glad to show her support for the hospital where she received regular treatment during her childhood years.
Actor Jack Ashton, best known for playing Rev. Tom Hereward in the BBC television series, Call the Midwife, said: “I went to visit the wonderful staff at Queen Victoria Hospital recently – 70 years of the NHS aren’t we lucky!”
GP and medical correspondent Dr Mark Porter said: “Wishing the NHS a happy 70th birthday. I’ll be raising a cuppa to celebrate and encourage you to as well to say thank you to NHS hospitals like Queen Victoria Hospital and NHS charities for the important role they play in looking after the nation’s health.”
Actress Fiona Dolman, who plays Sarah Barnaby in Midsomer Murders, said: “To celebrate the wonderful NHS turning 70 this year go to www.nhsbig7tea.co.uk and pick one of the 250 dedicated charities that work behind the scenes and host a tea party to raise a bit of cash. Mine is QVH Charity. Happy Birthday NHS.”
If you’d like to host a tea party to mark the NHS’ 70th birthday visit www.nhsbig7tea.co.uk to download your bunting and posters. And don’t forget to pick a charity like QVH Charity to support – a fun way of giving a little something back to the NHS.
Pictured: Amanda Redman, Jack Ashton, Dr Mark Porter and Fiona Dolman show their support for Queen Victoria Hospital and QVH Charity as part of the Big 7tea campaign.
For more information please contact the QVH Press Office on 01342 414508.