Issue 2February 2019

And finally......Hallelujah for the NHS's 70th birthday.

CHFT enjoyed a huge celebration on July 5 2018 - the day of the NHS's 70th birthday - thanks to us having some of the best choirs in the country on our doorstep.

At the time of our last edition we were very much looking forward to the Big Day and it certainly lived up to expectations.

The Huddersfield Choral Society came into HRI and produced a stirring rendition of the Hallelujah Chorus which brought tears to everyone's eyes. Click here.  to watch them in action.

And in Halifax we welcomed the Halifax Choral Society.  They topped off a very special day where we said thanks for the NHS and acknowledged it being the envy of the world.

Throughout last year our Trust featured a special NHS70 campaign with colleagues from different areas sharing their special Birthday wishes. The contributor changed every week throughout 2018 and this allowed us to highlight the diversity of backgrounds and talent at the Trust.

Our Chair Philip Lewer rounded off the year with the very last poster where he spoke for us all saying: "The NHS is so special and unique. I am lucky it has been there for me and my family all my life."

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Vanessa Henderson is our Membership and Engagement manager.

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This newsletter has been compiled jointly by the Membership Office and the Trust’s Communications team.