Published: Monday, September 10th, 2012

Gala Day celebrates ten years of excellence


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The Golden Jubilee National Hospital is hosting a Gala Day on the site of the Beardmore Hotel and Conference Centre on Sunday 16 September as part of their ten year anniversary celebrations.


To thank staff, their friends and family and members of the local community for their support over the last decade, they are invited to come along and share the fun from 1pm until 5pm.


The Gala Day will be officially opened by Rear Admiral Michael Gregory OBE, Lord Lieutenant for Dunbartonshire. A wide range of activities and entertainment will be on offer to suit all the family, including:

  • 24ft climbing wall
  • Simulated surfing
  • Pony rides
  • Birds of prey
  • Beat the goalie
  • Bouncy castles
  • Sports day games
  • Face painting
  • Live bands (1.30pm and 3.30pm)
  • Dance displays (3pm)
  • Tug of war (3.30pm)

Competitions will be held throughout the day with prizes for the best homemade scones, tablet, clootie dumpling and more. A special children’s fancy dress competition will see local youngsters dressing as “what I want to be when I grow up”, with the winner announced after the parade at 2pm.

The Gala Day will showcase the work that goes on within the hospital and hotel and guests will have the chance to speak to members of staff and find out about the range of career options available within the NHS. A stand fromClydebankCollegeand displays from the Scottish Ambulance Service and Fire Service will continue the career theme.


There will also be a number of other stalls selling local produce and handicrafts and tasty treats will be available to purchase from the on site BBQ. The Gala Day will have free entry for all but charges will apply to some of the activities.


Jill Young, Chief Executive of the Golden Jubilee, said: “We want to thank all our staff, their friends and family and members of the local community for all their support over the last decade. The Gala Day is the perfect setting for everyone to get together and have fun and there is such a wide range of activities that there really will be something for everyone. We really hope people come along and help us celebrate ten years of excellence.”

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