Pictures capture final Clap for Carers event in Suffolk

Lawrence Kim
May 29, 2020

Millions of people across the United Kingdom have lined their thresholds, gathered - while socially distancing - on pavements, and stood in their gardens at 8pm every Thursday to demonstrate their support for care staff and frontline workers.

People up and down the United Kingdom first took to their doorsteps and windows on Thursday, March 26, clapping in honour of the NHS and other key workers risking their lives on the coronavirus frontline.

The idea for the weekly clap came from Annemarie Plas, a Dutch national who lives in south London, after being inspired by a similar campaign in her native Netherlands.

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For one last time, we hope you will join with your family and neighbours tonight to show your thanks and appreciation for the front line workers selfless dedication to caring for us with (for now) a final applause.

However, this won't be the final Clap for Our Carers in the United Kingdom, for the plan is to make the round of applause an annual event, one which will forever commemorate the hard work and sacrifices of those working on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic.

Bell Harry will toll for the final time at 8pm tonight.

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