The Emergency Services Festival of Thanksgiving is part of the National Emergency Services Memorial, a registered charity which is building a ‘999 Cenotaph’.

The 999 Festival is an important annual event in the emergency services calendar, which brings together senior government leaders, the emergency services and the public to celebrate the work of the UK emergency services. It is a multi-faith event, which includes singing from the Blue Light Choir.

The 999 Festival takes place on the nearest Friday to the UK’s Emergency Services Day, and rotates across the UK. Belfast Cathedral was due to host this year’s Festival, however as with most other events around the globe, this was cancelled due to Coronavirus. The decision has been taken to bring the 2021 Festival to Belfast.

We simply could not let 2020 go by with no event, so, we are planning a special online version of the 999 Festival of Thanksgiving. More information will be released soon.