Say it /Together: ‘Happy Birthday NHS’

We’re pleased to say UNISON is now a partner in the /together coalition.

This weekend the coalition will unite the country to celebrate the NHS birthday and commemorate all those who have died from the coronavirus.

The group unites a wide range of supporters who intend to heal divisions and reconnect society over the course of the next decade, after a bruising few years.

It includes NHS bodies, including the NHS Confederation and NHS England, as well as organisations and employers such as the BBC, the Mirror, Aviva, the Young Vic Theatre and ITV.

In the run-up to 5th July you can say a personal thank you to someone who matters to you by downloading an artists/together template and displaying it in your window.

Then, on the evening of 4 July, put a light in your window — an LED candle, a lamp or a torch — to remember those we have lost. National landmarks will also be lit up.

On 5 July at 5pm, join a one-off clap for carers, it’s aiming to be the biggest yet to say thank you to everybody. And after everyone’s encouraged to have a socially distanced drink with their neighbours.

A number of UNISON branches will be holding their own birthday celebrations to say a big thank you to everyone who’s been doing so much over the past few months.

Our colleagues in the East Midlands are holding an online rally — and you’re invited too.

Register here

If you’re holding an event to celebrate, please keep to social distancing and send us some pictures!

UNISON Eastern sends a big Thank You to all our members in the NHS!