Welwyn Garden City fountain to run blue for NHS birthday

PUBLISHED: 12:16 29 June 2018

Coronation Fountain in Welwyn Garden City

Coronation Fountain in Welwyn Garden City

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Welwyn Garden City’s Coronation Fountain will be turned blue next week to mark the NHS’s 70th birthday.

The water feature in Parkway will run an eye-catching shade of azure from Monday ahead of the anniversary on Thursday.

Local healthcare professionals will flock to the fountain for an official ceremony alongside councillors and the borough’s mayor.

GP Sachin Gupta, from Garden City Practice, said: “We were so thrilled that Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council agreed to turn the Coronation fountain blue as a birthday surprise for the NHS.

“We’re hoping the eye-catching move will remind passersby to get online and make a pledge to help the NHS this year.

“You could get active, start volunteering, give blood, quit smoking – these are just a few of our suggestions.”

It is the first time the water will have run any other colour but pink, which has happens annually for breast cancer awareness in October.

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