Brands, businesses and individuals are being given the opportunity to recognise and thank Northamptonshire NHS and health and social care staff by supporting thankufest, a programme of 15 festivities taking place over the next 15 months, starting on June 17 2022.

The events, which are being driven by local NHS charity Northamptonshire Health Charity Fund (NHCF) and delivered in partnership with Hyphen, the experiential agency, will commemorate the hard work Northamptonshire NHS and heath care staff have done as frontline workers during the pandemic.

Hosted across a number of venues across the county from: charitable trust Wicksteed Park, to Franklin’s Gardens, home to Northampton Saints. Thankufest is a series of 15 events from intimate live music gigs through to historic home visits and food festivals -–offering something for all ages and interests.

The invite-only free events will thank up to 40,000 Northamptonshire health care staff and their families for their incredible hard work, commitment, sacrifices and general resilience over these past couple of years.

The programme of events will kick off with an intimate gig featuring Jo Whiley on June 17, hosted at Wicksteed Park, followed closely by up to 2,000 tickets for the fantastic Pete Tong and the Heritage Orchestra on June 24 at Franklin’s Gardens.