A special event to mark 75 years of the NHS will be held in Brecon next month.

The NHS birthday party will be held at The Muse on Glamorgan Street on Wednesday, July 5 from 10am to 12 midday.

The event is being organised by Brecon’s Labour County Councillors and will raise funds for the Breconshire War Memorial Hospital League of Friends.

Doors will open at 9.30am and the event will include a raffle and stalls selling plants, books and delicious cakes.

The introduction of the NHS was spearheaded by the post-war Labour Government’s Health Minister Aneurin Bevan, officially beginning on July 5, 1948.

Cllr Matthew Dorrance said: “Our NHS is a national treasure, and it has transformed our country, removing the anxiety of illness from millions of families.

“On July 5 our NHS celebrates its 75th Birthday and you are invited to help mark this important birthday by joining us at the Muse on Glamorgan Street for this special celebration.

“So please come along, share your memories and your experiences as we join together to pay tribute to our wonderful NHS.”

Cllr David Meredith said: “This really is a community celebration for our NHS and Nye Bevan’s enduring vision." 

Cllr Liz Rijnenberg said: “75 years of healthcare free at the point of access is worth celebrating and our NHS is the best in the world. Come and celebrate with us on July 5.”

 Cllr Chris Walsh added: " Congratulations to our NHS on this important birthday and thank you to all those who work in it."