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We are continuing to celebrate our health heroes and need your help to highlight the brave individuals and teams working on the frontline.

We need your photographs and for you to tell us who they are - their names, where they live, what they do and why they mean so much to you at this time.

Many will be used on the front page of our newspaper and in articles on our website as we say thank you to our #HealthHeroes.

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Please email your photos and messages to [email protected] or message our Northumberland Gazette Facebook or Twitter pages.

Hel Mel Goudie sent us a video of a youngster showing her appreciation from their front door.Hel Mel Goudie sent us a video of a youngster showing her appreciation from their front door.
Hel Mel Goudie sent us a video of a youngster showing her appreciation from their front door.

Why we are asking for your help

On Thursday, hundreds of thousands of people filled the air with the sound of applause.

It was a simple act.

But one that showed just how much our nation’s health service meant to so very many.

People stood on the balconies of their flats, opened their doors and windows to cheer and fireworks exploded into the night sky.

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For some, it was the first time they had seen their neighbours in days - a chance to wave at them but ultimately a moment to join together in celebration.

I’m sure you’ll agree that it was hard not to feel moved by the experience.

It truly felt like a triumph against adversity as that Blitz-time spirit came into action.

And each week the organisers of #ClapForOurHeroes are looking to recreate that exact same moment again at 8pm as a way of showing thanks.

Superheroes don’t always wear capes

Thank you is a simple phrase and often underused.

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But our titles across the whole JPIMedia portfolio are joining together to celebrate those who are the very front line of keeping our nation safe during this uncertain time.

They are the doctors, nurses, porters, cleaners, administrators and many, many more who are making sure our extraordinary national health service can keep up with the increased demand as more people turn to it for help during the Covid-19 pandemic.

They are also the incredible army of volunteers who have come forward to offer their help at this time of national emergency.

But these workers aren’t just statistics.

They are mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, husbands and wives who are making the ultimate sacrifice to help others.

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For many, they haven’t been able to see their own loved ones during this time for support when they need it the most.

Superheroes don’t always wear capes.

And that is why we want to recognise their brave efforts - but we need you, our readers, to help us.

Earlier this week 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.

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.

With your help, we will continue to support the country’s NHS, carers and key workers to get through these challenging times.