Clap For Carers – tonight at 8pm

NHS workers to be thanked with nationwide round of applause

The Clap For Carers campaign salute is set for Thursday at 8pm

A national salute is set to take place to honour the hardworking NHS staff who are trying to battle coronavirus.

In a gesture of thanks to the frontline healthcare heroes, everyone across the nation has been invited to join a a mass round of applause from their doorsteps, windows and balconies on Thursday at 8pm.

The Clap For Carers campaign, which started online, is being staged because “during these unprecedented times they need to know we are grateful”, according to the organisers.

The Wembley Arch, the Principality Stadium, the Royal Albert Hall and Lincoln Cathedral are said to be among some of the landmarks which are set to be lit up in blue during the salute.

It is part of the #lightitblue campaign which has been organised by members of the events and entertainment industry as a way to say thank you.

Chris Moyles and Kate Garraway are among the presenters who have said they are backing the event.

Radio X presenter Moyles rallied his listeners to “make some noise for the thousands and thousands of people (in the NHS) that we’ll probably never meet, just to say ‘thank you’ for everything they are doing for us” with a powerful message.

Sport Coronavirus – Tuesday 17th March

Wembley Stadium, London, is set to be part of the salute to the NHS

Gary White and Chuck Crampton, who jointly started the #lightitblue campaign, said that all venues will use existing LED technology to create a flash of blue on facades and screens.

It means that people at different venues will be able to show their support while staying at home in line with current Government advice during the pandemic.

In a statement, they said: “The events and entertainment industry finds itself in an unprecedented state of enforced inaction.

“The best thing we can do – apart from staying at home – is to use our skills and networks to say thank you to everyone who is supporting the NHS and risking their own health to help others during this pandemic.”

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7th Apr 2020
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Ultimate respect too all key workers, but special admiration to frontline NHS staff and Carers on the front line.
I really feel for them.
1st Apr 2020
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Thanks to all carers especially those who work at Leonard Cheshire Home Agate House Ampthill Beds as my daughter Dawn lives there, she has Cerebral palsy, she is very happy and everyone is really great. THANK YOU ALL
1st Apr 2020
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The NHS staff are amazing and so brave!
26th Mar 2020
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After years of seemingly not being fully appreciated, you are now proving your true dedication and worth. Really appreciate all you are doing for each and every one of us. I have been outside at 8pm to take part in the ‘big applause’ to pay tribute to you all.
26th Mar 2020
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Thank you all the staff at the NHS you are amazing ❤️
26th Mar 2020
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The NHS workers are so brave they are all wonderful. Such bravery when they should all have full protection etc. Their management who get paid a fortune should be ashamed and the government.
26th Mar 2020
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Honestly yous really are amazing where would we be without yous
So much respect x
26th Mar 2020
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So proud of all our care workers and all others who are doing their best to keep us all fed etc

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