Praising the NHS with tea, coffee and cake!

Radio Clatterbridge has helped celebrate the 70th birthday of the National Health Service by partying like it was 1948.

We joined workers, patients and volunteers to mark the historic milestone with a series of special programmes.

The highlight of the day was a live outside broadcast from our very own Big 7Tea party.

A guest on air with Ian

Presenters Ian Grant and Helen Sestan presented their weekly Coffee Club programme from a hand-picked area in the grounds of Clatterbridge Health Park.

It featured special guests, facts about the NHS and chart-toppers from 5th July in years gone by.

Meanwhile, a number of senior health bosses shared their views about the service and their own experiences.

Watch our behind the scenes video and scroll down for more images from the day

Our thanks to the community teams at Asda Bromborough and Arrowe Park for providing cakes and drinks which were sold to raise money for the official charity of the Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Thanks also to Mike Eveleigh, Steve Pavett, Steve Evans and station engineer Ron Berkeley for making the day happen.

Presenter Di Gaskell reported into the Afternoon Edition from The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre as they hosted their own Big 7Tea party.

Listeners heard from organisers, visitors and even the Greasby Ukes ukulele band while NHS News Nuggets highlighted the landmark moments from the history of the health park throughout the day.

The outside broadcast marquee

Paul Crowther from Holy Trinity Church

An NHS worker takes to the airwaves

A staff member peruses the stall

Presenter Phil Price with his wife

All smiles

The Team of the Week from Firtrees Restaurant pop over


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