Fifty NHS staff could be treated to an incredible ‘New York New York’ themed Christmas party at Aintree Racecourse.
A Facebook competition is going viral after staff from hospitals in the Liverpool City Region – and even as far as Wythenshawe in South Manchester – shared a post by JD Parties telling the company why they should win.
“We know you work incredibly hard, especially at Christmas when many of you will be spending time on the hospital wards instead of with your families.
“So as a reward, we are giving away 50 FREE TICKETS to NHS staff, for our spectacular ‘New York New York’ Christmas parties, at Aintree Racecourse!”
Cancer patient Sarah Carlin-Edmonds wrote: “The chemotherapy team (the ones who also work at the Marina Dalglish centre, Aintree and Delamere Ward) at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre & Charity deserve this.
“They’ve looked after me brilliantly on and off since 2014. They were always brilliant nurses and very kind to me when I was having a wobble.”
Jeanette Sweeney nominated her colleagues at Aintree Hospital Breast Unit and in the outpatients department.
She posted: “Too many great names to mention they know who they are, day to day what an amazing job they do doing above & beyond in what they do and they truly deserve to win a fantastic prize.”
And Vicky Toros wrote: “Trauma and orthopaedics Royal Liverpool hospital.
“We deserve to win because we all work so hard on a heavy busy work with very little staff at all times but always deliver the best of care with smiles on our faces for our patient.”
Even Facebook users who have not entered the competition have congratulated the company for recognising the hard work of NHS staff.
Kim Ian Pilling wrote: “God Bless JD parties and the Racecourse…..hero for championing and recognising the unselfish and often undervalued NHS staff…wish more companies would follow your lead.”
The team behind the competition are JD Parties, who host a series of extravagant Christmas parties at Aintree Racecourse each year.
They also have events in Birmingham and Manchester and are based in Burton on Trent in Staffordshire.
Managing Director of JD Parties Andrew Gentles said have said the Facebook competition is open to “any and every” member of staff working at the NHS in the North West.
Andrew said: “Christmas is always a busy time for the NHS and we know how hard and often how under rewarded doctors, nurses and specialists are at this time of year.
“Each year we offer NHS staff a discount but this year we wanted to do more for them. It has seemed a particularly wrought and difficult year for those who work in our hospitals.
“We are able to giveaway five tables that seat 10 people away which means we will see 50 NHS staff members have a night to remember this Christmas.
“We have a selection of dates to choose from because there may be shift commitments and the prize includes a three course meal, glass of bubbly and superb entertainment with all the glamour of New York.”
To enter the competition visit: bit.ly/JDPartiesNHSCompetition
To find out more or book a table (with a 10% NHS staff discount) visit the JD Parties ‘New York New York’ Christmas party page: jdparties.co.uk/?parties=christmas-parties-liverpool