Hackney residents say thank you to NHS and other key folk on frontline of Covid-19 pandemic

Pharmacy volunteer Michelle May made this mural of a socially distancing NHS boy on the side of Safe

Pharmacy volunteer Michelle May made this mural of a socially distancing NHS boy on the side of Safedale Pharmacy on Church Street in Stoke Newington. Picture: Jeff Cottenden - Credit: Jeff Cottenden

Every week, since the lockdown began on March 3, Hackney people have shown their appreciation for NHS staff and key workers dedicated and working tirelessly on the front-line of the Covid-19 pandemic. Applause, music and the clamour of pots and pans continues to ring out across the borough every Thursday night on streets decorated with murals, drawings and thankyou messages of unity and hope.

Lucy Wood and her son Lochie clap for carers in Stoke Newington. Picture: Graeme Edie

Lucy Wood and her son Lochie clap for carers in Stoke Newington. Picture: Graeme Edie - Credit: Graeme Edie

Despite the devastation coronavirus has caused Hackney communities have come together delivering food for those who can’t shop for themselves, vital prescriptions and emotional support.

Residents have stayed home to save lives and protect the NHS.

While artists in Stoke Newington paint murals for the NHS on Church Street a Dalston Mosque thanks key workers for their efforts with a banner.

Windows, pavements and closed school gates are now covered with rainbows and messages paying tribute to healthcare workers, public transport staff, delivery drivers, shop workers, teachers, waste collectors and the many other unsung heroes making a difference in these challenging times.

Stoke Newington children paint their windowns to support NHS and key workers. Picture: Sally Freesto

Stoke Newington children paint their windowns to support NHS and key workers. Picture: Sally Freestone - Credit: Sally Freestone


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A mural on the side of Safedale pharmacy in Stoke Newington. The hummingbird symbolises hope and was

A mural on the side of Safedale pharmacy in Stoke Newington. The hummingbird symbolises hope and was comissioned by residents and painted by artists Cathryn Marshall and Connie Lammiman for NHS and social care workers. Picture: Sally Freestone - Credit: Sally Freestone

Graham Edie and his 4 year-old son Lochie Clap for Carers on Oldfield Road. Picture: Lucy Wood

Graham Edie and his 4 year-old son Lochie Clap for Carers on Oldfield Road. Picture: Lucy Wood - Credit: Lucy Wood

Madina Mosque Trust in Clapton makes sure frontline staff and key workers know it's grateful for the

Madina Mosque Trust in Clapton makes sure frontline staff and key workers know it's grateful for the work they do. Picture: Mohammed Asania - Credit: Mohammed Asania

The closed gates of Grasmere Primary School on Albion Road. Picture: Sally Freestone

The closed gates of Grasmere Primary School on Albion Road. Picture: Sally Freestone - Credit: Sally Freestone

Drawings and messages of support line the windows of homes across Hackney. Picture: Sally Freestone

Drawings and messages of support line the windows of homes across Hackney. Picture: Sally Freestone - Credit: Sally Freestone

An elderly neighbour in their 80s who is self-isolating spreads the message to stay at home to save

An elderly neighbour in their 80s who is self-isolating spreads the message to stay at home to save lives and support the NHS. Picture: Sally Freestone - Credit: Sally Freestone

Finsbury Park residents show their appreciation for front-line workers filling their windows with me

Finsbury Park residents show their appreciation for front-line workers filling their windows with messages of support. Picture: Kara Mukerjee - Credit: Kara Mukerjee

Thankyou messages for the NHS found on windows and pavements in Stoke Newington. Picture: Kara Muker

Thankyou messages for the NHS found on windows and pavements in Stoke Newington. Picture: Kara Mukerjee - Credit: Kara Mukerjee

Messages of support for key workers decorate the borough. Picture: Kara Mukerjee

Messages of support for key workers decorate the borough. Picture: Kara Mukerjee - Credit: Kara Mukerjee

A Hackney resident captures a rainbow over Hoxton reflecting the colourful drawings children have pu

A Hackney resident captures a rainbow over Hoxton reflecting the colourful drawings children have put up in their windows all over the borough. Picture: Naomi Clark - Credit: Naomi Clark

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