On Friday 25th March, two years after the start of the pandemic, people from across Woughton (and the city) will be walking from the Blue Light Hub to MK Hospital, to say ‘thank you’ to those who have worked so hard to keep us safe.
Throughout the pandemic, NHS staff, blue light responders and many others put themselves in harms way, risking their lives to help keep people safe. Working under immense pressure, the staff and their families have been there, all day, every day. This event gives people a chance to show their gratitude and their ongoing support for all that they do.
Councillor Brian Hepburn, who came up with the idea for the walk said:
“We wanted to do something to show our thanks to all those who have been there through the recent pandemic. The NHS staff, alongside the police and fire service are the front line and this walk celebrates them alongside everyone else who has done so much’.
With the hospital sitting in the middle of the parish, local people often talk about how important our NHS and frontline services are – these are the backbone of our communities that have been pulled and stretched even more during the last couple of years.
Starting at the new Hub on Ashland (housing the police, fire and ambulance services) and walking through to MK Hospital, people will have blue lanterns, glow sticks and lights, aiming to send a strong and loud message of support.
Starting outside the Blue Light Hub at 7pm, the walk of about 2 kilometres will finish at the hospital. Due to the ongoing situation with Covid, final details will be agreed with the Hospital nearer the time.