Asda Ayr is giving away free hot drinks to health workers to mark the 70th anniversary of the creation of the NHS.

The NHS was established on July 5, 1948, and to mark the anniversary Asda in Ayr is giving away free hot drinks from its cafe to NHS employees.

Anyone who works for the NHS can claim a free hot drink on July 5 as part of the NHS Big 7Tea celebrations. All you need to do to claim your free drink is present your NHS ID to a member of the café team.

The NHS Big 7Tea celebrations will see people across the nation raise a cuppa to help raise money for charity and NHS institutions. 

Over the last 70 years, the NHS has transformed the health and wellbeing of the nation and become the envy of the world.

The stores manager, George Robertson, said: “We are delighted to join in with celebrations as the NHS turns 70. The NHS is one of the nation’s most loved institutions, so we are encouraging all NHS employees to pop in for their free cuppa.”

There will also be information on how the public can join in and host a Big7Tea party event of their own and invite friends, family and colleagues along to mark the occasion and support the vital work of NHS charities.
There are more than 250 NHS charities across the UK.

Most of them focus on helping our hospitals do more, whilst others support mental health trusts, community health trusts and ambulance trusts.

In recent years NHS charities have funded major capital projects, pioneering research and medical equipment in hospitals, helping patients access the best possible care when they need it most.

They also play a key role in mobilising volunteers to support NHS staff, brightening wards and waiting areas with colourful and engaging art and building an important link between our hospitals and our communities.

Host your own tea party, celebrate 70 years of the NHS and raise vital funds for NHS charities in your local community by downloading your free NHS Big 7Tea pack here: