Clap for Carers: How Northumberland showed its support for key workers with a huge round of applause

It was a poignant moment that none of us will ever forget.
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At 8pm on Thursday, March 26 families across Northumberlandl, the North East and the UK took to their doorsteps, back gardens and windows to put their hands together in honour of our NHS workers, who are fighting on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic.

The initiative, which gathered pace and was hugely supported on social media, saw the heartwarming sound of clapping ring out across the county as we all paid tribute to those working hard to keep us safe.

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Designed in honour of NHS workers and carers, many also used the moment to recognise other key workers across a range of sectors who are keeping the country moving during new lockdown measures imposed by the Government this week.

As you put your hands together, many of you got in touch with the Northumberland Gazette on Facebook to share your own touching messages.

This is what you said:

Nicola Simpson: “Thank you for all your hard work! Stay safe.”

Jan Marshall: “It was lovely & heartwarming to hear.”

You showed your support with a round of applause.You showed your support with a round of applause.
You showed your support with a round of applause.

Lee Collis: “Cheers this is very touching. Our staff are working hard the little things like this are a huge moral boost for them.”

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Lindsay Lamb:Pride and gratitude from myself for all NHS staff and other key workers.”

Alison Dand: “Putting themselves at risk to save lives, supporting the vulnerable and making sure we all have medication and food. The least we can do is stay at home.”