Published March 26, 2020 at 17:15
The Leader of Rossendale Council is asking everyone in the borough to take part in a nationwide round of applause for NHS workers
Councillor Alyson Barnes is appealing to residents to join in a gesture of thanks to frontline healthcare heroes by taking part in a mass round of applause from their doorsteps, windows and balconies on Thursday at 8pm.
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.
The Wembley Arch, the Principality Stadium, the Royal Albert Hall and Lincoln Cathedral are said to be among some of the landmarks which are set to be lit up in blue during the salute.
Councillor Barnes said:
“It would be great if everyone paid tribute to our brave and dedicated NHS workers who are putting their lives at risk to care for those struck down with coronavirus as well as carrying on caring for those with other illnesses. Let’s thank them for everything they do. I also think we can use that time to also think of everyone else, including social care staff, who are on the frontline of this war against this horrible disease.”