Clap for Carers: Northumberland once again shows its support for NHS and key workers with a huge round of applause

Northumberland once again came together to honour our NHS workers, key workers and carers who are helping to keep us safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

Thursday, 2nd April 2020, 9:07 pm
Updated Tuesday, 7th April 2020, 2:31 am

At 8pm on Thursday, April 2, for the second week running, families across the North East and the UK took to their doorsteps, back gardens and windows to applaud those on the frontline.

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

Designed in honour of NHS workers, carers and key workers, 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.

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You showed your support with a round of applause.

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:

Aimee Brown: Ambulances out in alnwick for another week 😊 x

Angie Walton: Next week I'm bringing some pans and spoons #ClapForCarers #clapforNHS

Shayna Buckley shared this photo of Faith and Hope Buckley taking part outside their home in Alnwick.

Stacey: That has really touched me and made me feel proud to be British! The community spirit is amazing #ClapForCarers #clapforkeyworkers #ClapForTheNHS

Claudia: Highlight of the week #ClapForCarers

Peter O'Brien: Even louder this week! #ClapForCarers #clapforNHS

Alison Harrison: Another good show from our street. Thank you NHS & carers across the board. I only wish our could generate the kit you all need #ClapForCarers