Clap for our Carers event ending tonight

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 28 May 2020

FOUNDER of the Clap for our Carers campaign, Annemarie Plas, has suggested and expressed her thoughts that the national clapping every Thursday evening at 8pm should end after this week which marks the tenth week.

The Clap for our Carers campaign have taken to their Twitter account to confirm the news. They said: “Tonight’s applause will be the 10th and last in the Clap for our Carers series.

“Join the nation for one final time and show appreciation to our brave keyworkers and NHS heroes, who have worked endlessly to help us stay safe during the coronavirus pandemic⁠!⁠”

This would mean that tonight (28 May) at 8pm, it will mark the last time that the nation come together as a part of the Clap for our Carers campaign across the United Kingdom.

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

The idea originally started as a one-off event on 26 March to recognise NHS workers working on the frontline, carers, and other key workers during the difficult time of the ongoing pandemic in the world, hence the name ‘Clap for our Carers’.

Many people have been celebrating the national clap every Thursday night over the past nine weeks by clapping, using pots and pans, instruments, fireworks, air horns and even car horns.

In an interview with the national newspaper The Evening Standard, Annemarie revealed the idea to turn the event into a yearly event named “Clap for our Carers Day” which would take place every March 26.

Plas also revealed to the Evening Standard that she is in the process of launching a charity inspired by the success of the Clap for our Carers campaign.

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