The wait is almost over.  Urmston’s NHS Birthday Party in the Park returns this Saturday after a two-year break caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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

This year, Home-Start Trafford has been chosen as the beneficiary for all the funds raised.  The charity helps families with young children deal with whatever life throws at them. Supporting parents as they learn to cope, improve their confidence, and build better lives for their children.

The free annual festival promises to deliver a fun-packed afternoon which kicks-off from 12-4, at Golden Hill Park, Urmston.

Headlining is local band – Censored – who will be joined by Children’s Musical Theatre, Socialists Women’s Choir, plus loads more!

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 activities.

Event organiser and staunch NHS supporter, Cllr Joanne Harding, Trafford Council’s Executive Member for Culture, Leisure and Strategic Partnerships, said she has been ‘overwhelmed’ by the amount of support she has received.

“Returning after a two-year break hasn’t been easy, but as always, the local community has come up trumps to help make this party happen,” said Cllr Harding.

“It has been overwhelming.

“I can’t thank the army of volunteers and supporters enough for all their help, the only thing left to do is have a great time and celebrate the birthplace of our magnificent NHS.”

Another strand to the event is to promote health and wellbeing – and the importance of keeping happy and healthy and where to seek help, if needed.

Also attending is Wes Streeting MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Health who will present the NHS and Social Care staff awards.