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There With You: Clap For Our Carers campaign calls for mass applause for NHS workers

PUBLISHED: 13:55 26 March 2020 | UPDATED: 17:56 31 March 2020

The Clap For Our Carers campaign sees the public give a national round of applause for NHS staff every week. Picture: Holly Chant

The Clap For Our Carers campaign sees the public give a national round of applause for NHS staff every week. Picture: Holly Chant

Holly Chant

People across the country are encouraged to thank NHS staff by clapping their hands from their doorsteps, balconies, gardens or windows tonight.

The Clap For Our Carers campaign is set for March 26 at 8pm and will see the nation applaud NHS workers who are working tirelessly to slow the spread of Covid-19 and save lives.

A poster for the campaign says: “During these unprecedented times, they need to know we are grateful.”

The #ClapForOurCarers campaign was kickstarted by Dutch Londoner Annemarie Plas who heard about similar efforts of appreciation in the Netherlands, Spain and France.

The Mayor of Hackney Phillip Glanville has said he will be clapping for our carers and asks others to do the same.

Hackney has had a total of 85 confirmed cases and the UK has lost 463 people to the virus and 9,529 confirmed cases.

For the latest coronavirus news from Hackney and across London follow our live blog here, visit our corona virus page, or join our Facebook group here.

Or to find more groups, networks and organisations like this in Hackney providing support during the Coronavirus lockdown visit our There With You Essential List.


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