A national salute is set to take place to honour the hardworking NHS staff who are trying to battle coronavirus – and we want to know if you are taking part.
In a gesture of thanks to the frontline healthcare heroes, everyone across the nation has been invited to join a a mass round of applause from their doorsteps, windows and balconies on Thursday at 8pm.
— St Mungo's (@StMungos) March 25, 2020
The Clap For Carers campaign, which started online, is being staged because “during these unprecedented times they need to know we are grateful”, according to the organisers.
Presenter Chris Moyles is among the celebrities who have said they are backing the event.
Radio X presenter Moyles rallied his listeners to “make some noise for the thousands and thousands of people (in the NHS) that we’ll probably never meet, just to say ‘thank you’ for everything they are doing for us with a powerful message”.
Journalist Owen Jones also shared his support in a tweet, using the hashtag #clapforcarers which has been trending on Twitter.
Health workers are risking their health – even their lives – and are overwhelmed as the coronavirus tsunami hits.
— Owen Jones🌹 (@OwenJones84) March 26, 2020
Are you planning to take part? Please comment on our social media post, send an email to email@example.com – or send us a message on our Facebook page telling us where you will be “clapping for our carers”.