When you can catch the NHS Spitfire in Helston this weekend

  Posted: 11.09.20 at 14:35 by Joe Macey

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On Saturday (12th) you will be able to see the NHS spitfire over Helston.

On its first flight route, weather dependent the spitfire is expected to fly over Helston Community Hospital at 11:50.

The plane is taking to the skies with handwritten names for NHS Charities Together to thank loved ones and the NHS.

A spokesperson for The NHS Spitfire Project said:

"It began with an idea, “why don’t we fly our beloved blue Spitfire PL983 ‘L’ around the local villages for the #clapforourcarers this evening? … We can prepare the aeroplane as a household and it could really lift the community spirit”.

"Well, we did, and the response was utterly overwhelming. Being around the Spitfires so regularity can make it all too easy to take for granted just what the sight and sound of this machine means to so many people.

"We just weren’t prepared for the emotionally charged messages of support and gratitude that we received for that first flight, it was what paved the way for the development of the NHS Spitfire project.

"A modern day Spitfire fund, with a twist, set up in order to support our incredible NHS."

The spitfire will be flying over Devon and Cornwall this weekend, see the full route here.

You can share your sightings of the NHS Spitfire and find out where other people have spotted it by using the hashtag #NHSSpitfire.

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