The NHS is facing a battle on a scale never seen before in the UK, so the country will come together this evening to show solidarity and support.
At 8pm on Thursday, March 26 people the length and breadth of the nation will open a window or door and clap their hands.
Families across North Staffordshire and South Cheshire are urged to join in the collective thank you to everyone from catering staff to carers and from doctors to domestics.
We simply ask that you step onto your doorstep, balcony or open a window and applaud our tremendous NHS workers.
The Clap For Our Carers campaign poster reads: “During these unprecedented times they need to know that we are grateful.
“Please join us on: 26th March at 8pm for a big applause (from front doors, garden, balcony, windows, living rooms, etc) to show all nurses, doctors, GPs and carers our appreciation for their ongoing hard work and fight against the virus.
“Please share this message, so we can make sure the word spreads and reaches all to join!”
Families are being encouraged to live stream their participation on social media.
People across North Staffordshire are already pledging their support for this evening’s clap.
Susan Jackson said: “I’ll clap my hands for everyone out there who is helping us all to save our life and our country. God bless you all.”
Tracy Lyons added: “I shall be clapping for every single person who is helping our country in one way or the other. Thank you.”
Clap For Our Carers links in with the Sentinel and StokeonTrentLive-backed NHS Heroes campaign, which launched this week, to make sure health service staff know exactly how much they mean to the nation.
As part of NHS Heroes we’re asking you to show NHS staff love by helping us create a living map of gratitude from every corner of Britain. By dropping a heart on the map, you’re saying you appreciate the efforts undertaken daily in the NHS.
To pledge your support, just:
- Go to www.thanksamillionnhs.co.uk
- Add your partial postcode (eg: ST1 3) to put a heart on the map and show your support for the heroes of the NHS
- Share the page to encourage others to show their support