Loading...

Nature’s stunning tribute to coronavirus frontline staff fills Sunderland sky

Mother Nature paid her own tribute to frontline workers fighting coronavirus in Sunderland tonight.

Sunday, 26th April 2020, 9:36 pm
Updated Sunday, 26th April 2020, 10:14 pm

Sign up to our daily newsletter

In recent weeks, the rainbow has become the symbol of support for those putting their lives on the line to fight the pandemic.

Pictures have sprung up across the city as people seek to show their backing for health service and care workers.

The rainbow over St John's Church in Ashbrooke

Sign up to our daily newsletter

But this evening, Sunday, April 26, Mother Nature put all our efforts to shame, with a beautiful full rainbow visible across the city.

Echo reporter Kevin Clark caught it over St John’s church in Ashbrooke, while readers from Fulwell to Houghton were quick to message our Facebook page with their own stunning images.

Did you see tonight’s stunning spectacle? Send your pictures to our Facebook page or e-mail [email protected]

A message from the Editor:

Thank you to readers Joanne Mason, Nath Adamson and Colin Smith

Thank you for reading this story on our website. While I have your attention, I also have an important request to make of you.

In order for us to continue to provide high quality and trusted local news on this free-to-read site, I am asking you to also please purchase a copy of our newspaper.

Our journalists are highly trained and our content is independently regulated by IPSO to some of the most rigorous standards in the world. But being your eyes and ears comes at a price. So we need your support more than ever to buy our newspapers during this crisis.

With the coronavirus lockdown having a major impact on many of our local valued advertisers - and consequently the advertising that we receive - we are more reliant than ever on you helping us to provide you with news and information by buying a copy of our newspaper.

Bridget Mulvaney, Sandra Blyth and Siobhan Giles took these amazing images

Thank you

How to subscribe to the print edition

It’s easy to subscribe to your local newspaper. We have arranged a special 20 per cent off subscription offer for people to take advantage of. Visit www.localsubsplus.co.uk, choose the newspaper title, the type of subscription and enter your details.