Neighbouring market towns of Hinckley and Nuneaton both clapped for NHS heroes, key workers and carers this week.
Yesterday, on 16 April at 8pm, residents of Hinckley and Nuneaton took to their doorsteps to clap for the fourth consecutive week.
They done this to show their support and appreciation to NHS heroes, carers and key workers who are working during the current ongoing pandemic as a part of the Clap for our Carers campaign.
Residents made noise from their driveways, windows and anywhere else that they could be heard from by clapping, banging pots and pans together and even using fireworks.
Last week, we reported that Blaby Police officers had joined with Hinckley police offers to clap at their Hinckley Police Station on Upper Bond Street.
However, this was not the case this week as Blaby officers clapped alongside the Leicestershire Fire Service and East Midlands Ambulance Service elsewhere in Leicestershire.
In Hinckley, residents across the town clapped again for the fourth week in a row.
Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council Twitter account retweeted a video of Bosworth firefighters clapping. They said: “Thanks everyone for supporting #NHSHeroes.”
Chief Executive at Nuneaton’s George Eliot Hospital, Glen Burley, assured residents that their clapping was heard.
Burley took to the George Eliot’s official Twitter account to comment on the clapping. He said: “Thanks to our communities for your tremendous show of support again tonight.
“Team Eliot is still doing an amazing job. Very proud of everyone. Keep going.”
A minute after the clapping across the UK, the official Twitter account for the Clap for our Carers campaign thanked key workers.
They said: “Thank you to all our heroes for going to work every day to help keep us safe! We salute you!”