Clap for Carers: How the North East supported the NHS, carers and key workers with another huge round of applause

The North East once again came together to honour our NHS, key workers and carers who are helping to keep us safe during the coronavirus pandemic.
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For the third week running at 8pm on Thursday evening, people across the UK took to their doorsteps, back gardens and windows to applaud those on the frontline.

The initiative, which has gathered pace on social media in recent weeks, saw the heartwarming sound of clapping ring out across the country as we all paid tribute to those working hard to keep us safe.

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Many have also supported our #HealthHeroes campaign on social media.

Laura Stawarz posted this photo of Aria age 3 on our Facebook page during Thursday's clap.Laura Stawarz posted this photo of Aria age 3 on our Facebook page during Thursday's clap.
Laura Stawarz posted this photo of Aria age 3 on our Facebook page during Thursday's clap.

As you put your hands together, many of you got in touch with our North East titles on Facebook and Twitter to share your own touching messages.

This is what you said:

Agnes George: I'm clapping for all key workers! The people keeping the country going in these difficult times. Every single one of them!!!!

Christine Gibson: We will be clapping loud and clear from outside our front door here in Ellington

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Lewis Graham: Thank you too everyone who works in the NHS and for all the hard work they do!

DavidBeattie: Loads in the street clapping still, which is still moving. Although isolating & distancing from others it doesn’t half bring communities together. A little lad had a pan and wooden spoon! Legend. Thank you NHS &all key workers.

Grace Wass: First time I’ve been home and not at work to take part in the 8pm clap and I feel emotional

Charlotte Brydon: An (unlighted) ambulance was driving down my street just now and everyone came back out, just after the 8pm applause, for another and the paramedics clapped back at us and shared thanks. Clap. Donate what you can. Don’t feel guilty for what you can’t. And stay home.

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Howard Dunn: Good turnout at the junction of Chi Rd,Imrey St and Westoe Rd tonight.

Liz Ethel Martin: Witton Gardens, Jarrow. Everybody out again

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