Second 'Clap For Our Carers' Event Planned For 8pm This Evening
After the nation turned out in their thousands last week to clap for our NHS staff who are working tirelessly during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, this evening we're being asked to turn out on our doorsteps again to applaud every key worker helping the fight.
People up and down the UK are being asked to go to their doorways, their balconies and their windows to spend a couple of seconds offering thanks to everyone who is toiling away to make sure that the UK wins the fight against Covid-19.
Whereas the last round of applause focused on healthcare staff, this time we'll be showing our appreciation for teachers, cleaners, delivery drivers, supermarket staff, and everyone who is pulling their weight towards the world's common goal.
So, if you want to get involved, the second edition of 'Clap for our Carers' will start at 8pm this evening.
All you need to do is go to the front of your house, or somewhere that you're going to be heard, and get stuck in.
The idea started when Annemarie Plas, a Dutch yoga teacher living in London, became inspired by what she'd seen around the rest of Europe, and decided to see if she could get a similar thing off the ground in this country.
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In countries such as France, Italy, and Spain, people have been holding similar shows of support for everyone involved in the efforts to slow the spread of Covid-19 and keep the countries running throughout the duration.
After starting with a simple social media post, it quickly spiralled and became a nationally recognised and observed tribute. Hopefully this evening will see a similar showing of support for those key workers.
Speaking after the success of last week's event, Plas told Sky News: "It made me feel really warm inside that I wasn't the only one that felt like that.
"It's such a simple message and we take so many things for granted, and now all these freedoms and options are taken away from us, we start to realise [what we have]. It's a good time to show how thankful we are."
There you have it.
If you want to express your thanks this evening, you know what to do. Grab a pot, or a pan, or just use your hands.
8pm this evening, lets show some support for those making personal sacrifices to keep our shelves stocked, our population healthy, and our children educated.
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