Bubble football, a Nerf gun arena, army medics, music and a barbeque provided by Rapid Relief Team are just some of the attractions that will greet visitors to a special charity fun day which will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the NHS.

The event, which will also feature a 5km charity fun run, will be held at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) on July 7, just two days after the NHS’s big birthday.

It is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the NHS and thank the extraordinary NHS staff.

The fun day, which is being organised by The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) will have various attractions including a 202 Field Hospital, bubble football, inflatable Nerf gun arena, exotic zoo, food zones, live music, barbecue, bouncy castle, information about careers in the NHS and memorabilia from the NHS through the years.

Julia Clarke, director of Corporate Governance at SaTH, which runs RSH and the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford, said: “Our plans to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the NHS are coming together very nicely.

“As the trust which runs the county’s acute hospitals, we see ourselves very much as part of the community, which is why we wanted to invite people to come here and celebrate with us.

“The fun day will have something for everyone. As well as all the things you would expect to see at a fun day, such as a bouncy castle, there will also be a focus on the NHS with memorabilia from the last 70 years.

“On top of this, there will be the charity fun run, which will support the SaTH charity. Details of how to enter will be released soon and we would love to see as many people as possible enter and then join us for the fun day afterwards.”

The fun day will also see the unveiling of a sculpture which is being created by British Ironwork Centre near Oswestry. The sculpture, which will take the form of a heart, is being created using old pieces of equipment that can no longer be used or repaired, such as obsolete blood pressure monitors, parts of hospital beds, surgical hands, microscopes, a former anaesthetic machine, a broken dialysis machine and wheelchairs.

More information about the fun day, and other plans to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the NHS, can be found at www.sath.nhs.uk/nhs70