Line-up announced for NHS70 family fun day at NDDH

Plans to celebrate the 70th birthday of the NHS and raise money for Over and Above with a family fun day at North Devon District Hospital are coming together, with the help of the local musical community.

The event will take place on Sunday 1 July 2018 from 10am-4pm and will be packed full of activities, with plenty of fun for all ages.

Local acts for the entertainment stage have been confirmed and will include the likes of amazing acoustic indie pop artist Sam Dowden, who is an incredibly talented singer and songwriter.

The day will start in style with the rock ‘n’ roll classics of Elvis from Brockabilly.

In true community spirit, a number of local choirs will also be lending their voices to the celebrations – DyNaMix and the Rhythm of Life choirs.

NDDH staff will also be putting on a dancing demonstration – look out for the cowboy hats!

The young stars from Stagecoach Stage School will end the day on a high, which will include a special performance of their charity single ‘Little Star’. The song was written in memory of Keira Ball, who was a Stagecoach student herself before she passed away. The single was released to give Keira’s fellow students the chance to say goodbye and to raise awareness of organ donation. Keira’s organs have saved the lives of many people after her family agreed to donate her organs.

Ian Roome, head of fundraising and volunteering, said: “We’re really excited about our line up for the entertainment stage, which is packed from start to finish. I would like to thank all the acts, who are giving their time for free in support of the hospital charity.

“Our plans for the day are really coming together and I can’t wait to share more details with you in the run up to the event.

There is much more planned for the charity fun day, including food and drink from local suppliers, kids’ activities, tours of the hospital, a time capsule and stalls from local sellers and organisations.

Local organisations and sellers can still apply to have a stall at the event, with a proportion of any profits going to Over and Above, in support of the Cancer and Wellbeing Centre Appeal. If you would like to have a stall, please contact by Friday 15 June 2018, or ring 01271 311772.

It will be free to attend and park at the event, although donations to the charity will be very welcome.

Ian added: “Come along to celebrate 70 years of the NHS and have fun, whilst also supporting the Trust charity – we’ll see you there!”


For more information, please contact or ring 01271 311772.