30/04/2016 18:11 BST

NHS Million Is Collecting People's Reasons Why They Love The National Health Service

'The NHS saved my life as a baby and my daughter's life as a baby.'

A movement to show just how much Brits love the NHS has gathered hundreds of stories about how the health service has helped them.

Under the hashtag #NHSMillion, Twitter users have shared their stories in a bid to demonstrate just what the NHS means to them.

The NHS Million Facebook campaign is also aiming togged to 1,000,000 likes.

They have chosen one million because this is the number of people treated by the NHS in just 36 hours.

At the time of writing, the campaign had nearly 20,000 likes.

Some people had stories of life and death...


Others had less dramatic stories but still urged people to show how much they value the NHS...

Writing in the Guardian, Harry Leslie Smith also explained his reasons for supporting NHS Million.

He explained that his sister had not been so fortunate, dying in a workhouse infirmary of TB because his family could not afford a doctor.

He added that he was able to access treatment for his wife’s PTSD and depression when she first came to the UK from Germany after the war through the newly-formed health service.

He said: “I am not sure what would have happened to Friede, me or our marriage if the NHS hadn’t be there to provide the medical support we required when we were young and in need. It’s the reason I have tried as best I can to support our NHS and all those who work for public healthcare in this country in the last years of my life.