Clap for Carers: How Sunderland showed its support for NHS and key workers with a huge round of applause

It was a poignant moment that none of us will ever forget.

Friday, 27th March 2020, 1:15 pm
Updated Friday, 27th March 2020, 5:46 pm

At 8pm on Thursday, March 26 families across Sunderland, the North East and the UK took to their doorsteps, back gardens and windows to put their hands together in honour of our NHS workers, who are fighting on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic.

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

Designed in honour of NHS workers and carers, 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 this week.

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As you put your hands together, many of you got in touch with the Sunderland Echo on Facebook to share your own touching messages.

This is what you said:

Lisa Smith: “So emotional. Amazing to see so much support for the NHS. Thank you. Stay safe everyone, we can beat this.”

Michelle Fannen: “Proud of our wonderful NHS! Our support and admiration to you all.”

You showed your support with a round of applause.

Jenna Charlton Tonner: “As a community nurse myself this was the most emotional but enpowering experience thank you all.”

Nichola Jane: “Could hear clapping for miles and fireworks. Very emotional but community spirit shining through.”

Louise Green: “I’m proud to work on the front line. Thank you all for the support.”

Clap for our Carers in the North East