Urmston’s free NHS Birthday Party in the Park festival is set to return this Saturday – and it’s going to be a blast!

It’s a special one – as we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the NHS, and its birthplace, the former Park Hospital, now known as Trafford General.

However, it will also be the last one – as its founder and champion, Cllr Joanne Harding, has decided that the 10th anniversary of the popular festival will be its last.

Hundreds of supporters are expected to attend the much-loved community event that has raised thousands of pounds for local charities.

Also attending is Wes Streeting MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Health.

Wes will also attend the Birthplace of the NHS, Trafford General to meet the staff on duty.

This year, the Little Green Sock Project has been chosen as the beneficiary for all the funds raised.

The charity says it’s on ‘a mission’ to help reduce the financial burden of clothing for families in need, by reusing and gifting clothing and children’s items donated by the community.

Saturday promises to deliver a fun-packed afternoon which kicks-off from 12-4:30, at Golden Hill Park, Urmston.

Flixton Community Band, Retroactive, Karen James, Censored are all local acts ready to entertain on the day!

And it wouldn’t be a party without Urmston’s resident DJ – Jonny Spangles – belting out the tunes.

Foodies can also expect to be spoilt for choice by a swathe of independent food and drink stalls while children can enjoy a host of fun activities.

Cllr Harding, Trafford Council’s Executive Member for Finance and Governance, said she can’t wait to welcome everyone, but it will be bittersweet.

Cllr Harding added: “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed every single moment organising this while at the same time raising vital funds for local charities.

“It goes without saying I couldn’t have accomplished pulling together this fabulous event if it wasn’t for all the wonderful volunteers.

“Thank you all for your amazing support.

“The final thing left to do – is have one last knees-up!

“See you all on Saturday.”