Manchester Life

Spitfire Soars Over Greater Manchester To Raise Funds For NHS Workers

By Jack Saddler

The jet flew over Greater Manchester hospitals yesterday at around 2pm.

There was a sight to behold yesterday as a spitfire displaying “Thank U NHS” flew over Manchester’s hospitals. The fighter aircraft took to the skies as part of an NHS Charities Together fundraiser. These are a group of over 250 charities working together to support our healthcare workers and patients. [Featured Image: NHS Charities Together].

Names of NHS workers are written on the plane to give thanks for all their work during the COVID-19 pandemic. There is still room for a further 80,000 names to be added.


To mark the NHS’s 72nd birthday, the spitfire flew over to symbolise the coinciding of World War II’s ending and the creation of our healthcare system. The plane set off from Duxford Airfield in Cambridge before soaring through the skies of Manchester.

NHS Charities Together Spitfire project has raised almost £70,000, and you can donate here.

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