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Sparklefizz Thu 26-Mar-20 09:53:42

This is happening tonight.

Clap for Carers which is nationwide this evening, 8pm on your own doorstep, to give a round of applause for the NHS and all carers - it's nationwide and is being advertised on BBC Breakfast, the radio etc.

Pass the word round and rally friends and neighbours. We may not be able to sing from our balconies but this is something we can join in with.

Teetime Thu 26-Mar-20 10:03:29

Yes of course. I thought it was just on Classic FM but glad to hear its everywhere.

Sparklefizz Thu 26-Mar-20 11:12:49

Please pass the word.

Sparklefizz Thu 26-Mar-20 19:38:03

Is everyone ready to clap and cheer for the NHS in a few minutes, at 8pm?

shysal Thu 26-Mar-20 20:18:42

Did you clap? A huge percentage of my neighbours came to their doors. The nurse who lives opposite closed her curtains in the dark and didn't acknowledge us. Perhaps she is shy!

BradfordLass73 Thu 26-Mar-20 21:27:12

Oh dear, as if the Corona virus wasn't bad enough, now it's clap for carers. Terrible, I hope they can get treatment during the lockdown.

Chewbacca Thu 26-Mar-20 21:32:27

Took me a minute there Bradfordlass but I got it on the 2nd reading! grin

Iam64 Thu 26-Mar-20 21:34:44

Fantastic response in our area, most people outside their houses clapping, cheering and whooping. Very moving

GracesGranMK3 Thu 26-Mar-20 21:36:19

I did. It started in a very British, controlled way but was very moving as everyone joined in.

Chewbacca Thu 26-Mar-20 21:40:40

Quite an emotional experience; glad I took part in it.

Calendargirl Thu 26-Mar-20 21:44:43

We clapped.

notanan2 Thu 26-Mar-20 22:56:50

Bradfordlass it took me way too long to understand you grin

Sparklefizz Fri 27-Mar-20 09:13:52

I clapped. It was very emotional, and emotional still today when watching various film clips. Glad I took part.

Fennel Fri 27-Mar-20 12:41:20

Sorry I missed this.
I think it was Wednesday I got the bus back from a nearby shop - hoping it was empty which it was.
Waiting at the bus stop was a lady who seemed not much younger than me, ( I'm 80+) but a bit more doddery. We got chatting and she told me she was going to work. I asked what was her work and she said she's a carer. In an old age home. shock.
She talked about how lonely the old people were without their visitors.
There are so many wonderful people around.

Teetime Fri 27-Mar-20 15:10:51

Really good in our close last night- good to see the children as well and they are being so good with the small amount of time outside they are allowed.