Clap for our Carers: Britain set to clap tonight at 8pm

Tonight, just for like the past two weeks in a row, Nuneaton and Hinckley residents as well as the rest of Britain, shall clap for NHS heroes, key workers and carers at 8pm for the Clap for our Carers campaign.

The visual identity of the Clap for our Carers campaign featuring their hashtag (Supplied by Clap For our Carers on Twitter)

The Hinckley Free Press mentioned in last week’s article, regarding the turnout of Nuneaton areas who had clapped, that the charity wanted it to become a weekly occurrence every Thursday.

This morning on Twitter, the official Clap for our Carers Twitter account confirmed that this is the case and that it shall become a weekly event.

Using their official Twitter account, the charity said: “After an incredible response last week, #clapforourcarers will now be a weekly event, taking place every Thursday at 8pm. ⁠Share and spread the word!”

The Clap for our Carers campaign sees the nation give a round of applause across the country in saying thank you to key workers.

The campaign was set up by Dutch Londoner, Annemarie Plas, who is a mum who wanted to show her appreciation to all of the key workers doing their bit during the current pandemic.

Plas wanted to do something similar to how other countries around the world, where everybody was showing their appreciation and collective gratitude with a timed applause that seen everybody clapping together at the same time.

Annemarie launched something similar to this in the United Kingdom with what we now know as the Clap for our Carers campaign.

The campaign proved to be a success with the public when the first night of clapping across the UK started on Thursday evenings started on 26 March 2020 at 8pm and has continued onwards since then.

Members of the Royal Family had even taken part in clapping with Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis and The Queen taking part.

Just a few of the many key workers who are recognised on the website for working during the current ongoing pandemic are: Healthcare workers, emergency services, armed services, delivery drivers, shop workers, teachers, waste collectors, manufacturers, postal workers, cleaners, vets and engineers.

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