A PAIR of scissors used to cut the ribbon at the opening of Ysbyty Gwynedd will be displayed at an event to thank the National Health Service and its staff.

At the “celebrating success” event this Saturday, service user Jan Underwood will be bringing the historical item along with her as she gives a speech to praise hospital staff.

They have been loaned to her by Beaumaris man Henry Chesterton, who had them passed down to him by his mother, who was good friends with Emily Hughes - the sister who cut the original ribbon at the inauguration in 1976.

“I was looking for something useful to use and it just so happened that Henry had the original pair of scissors at his house,” said Jan who is from Rachub.

“I was very excited to learn that he had been given them and he has very kindly let me borrow them for this event.”

The event, which starts outside the hospital from 11am on Saturday, will celebrate the NHS’ success and thank all those who work in the service, both past and present.

Speeches will be made by special guests and there there will be tea, coffee & cake available throughout.

Jan, who regularly visits Ysbyty Gwynedd to receive treatment for the complex regional pain she suffers from, says she will be showing the scissors off during her speech.

She has decided to give a speech as she has family ties to the National Health Service - her niece, her brother and his wife all work within the industry.

"It's going to be a great event and I hope many people turn up to show their support for the hard work the NHS do for us," Jan said.