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Preston joins the nation in Clap for our Carers

Posted on - 26th March, 2020 - 9:19pm | Author - | Posted in - Broadgate, Health, People, Preston News
Residents took to their doorsteps in Kilruddery Road
Residents took to their doorsteps in Kilruddery Road

Applause rang out across Preston tonight as residents opened their doors and windows to show support for NHS staff working on the frontlines during the coronavirus pandemic.

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The national Clap for our Carers event was co-ordinated to thank healthcare workers who are staying away from their families and risking their own lives to tackle the outbreak.

Chris Hough from Broadgate shared this video from Kilruddery Road.

Chris said: “It was quite a powerful moment. I was a bit wary going out thinking I would be the only one, but it was great to see – all the neighbours, all ages, all races and different faiths. Magical.”

Similar events have been held across Europe where citizens in lockdown have shown their appreciation of medical staff from their balconies.

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Would you like to thank any NHS staff you know? Post a message for them in the comments.

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