Freemasons throughout England and Wales are leading the worlds ‘first' celebration of NHS, Social Care and Frontline Workers Day at 10am on 5 July 2021.
A unique and special day dedicated to the NHS, Social Care and those frontline workers who have saved so many lives during the pandemic and also to remember those workers we sadly lost too.
Special flags and banners have been produced bearing the event logo (see below). They include the stylised rainbow that came to symbolise our nationwide appreciation of those working on the frontline. The Province of West Wales is encouraging all Masonic Centre to join councils, voluntary groups, professional bodies, companies, churches and cathedrals, hotels, hospitals, schools and other organisations, to purchase a flag and proudly fly it or display it from their windows. £5 from every flag sold will be equally divided between our two chosen good causes, NHS Charities Together and The National Care Association.
Participants will be asked to raise or display the flags at 10am on 5 July to signal the official start the day’s celebrations, and to leave them flying for seven days. Three sizes are available, including one for Government buildings. Flags can be obtained from the official supplier J. W. Plant & Co Ltd.
The main thrust of the support from UGLE Freemasons is flying the flag on masonic halls up and down the country.
Participants will be asked to raise or display the flags at 10am on 5 July to signal the official start the day’s celebrations, and to leave them flying for seven days.
Other events are also planned a full list can be found here. West Wales Lodges and Masonic Centres are encouraged to get involved and to register the events they have planned here.
July 5th 1948 was an historic moment in our country’s history. It was the day our pioneering National Health Service (NHS) was born, bringing free healthcare to everyone. We have treasured it ever since, but never more so since March 2020 when the Coronavirus pandemic gripped the UK and utterly changed all our lives.
We were suddenly at war with a ruthless, invisible enemy and on the front line were our NHS doctors, nurses and paramedics, plus platoons of critical workers keeping our shops open and stocked, our streets safe and our essential services running.
Now we have the chance to show our gratitude to all NHS and front line staff with an annual day of thanks, and remembrance of those who lost their lives because of this dreadful disease. The first NHS, Social Care and Frontline Workers’ Day takes place on Monday, July 5th 2021 with a series of events involving every aspect of society and raising money for two excellent causes – NHS Charities Together, which supports 250 hospitals and their charitable trusts, and the National Care Association, representing 1.6 million workers caring for some of society’s frailest citizens.