Pots, pans, fireworks and a clapping dinosaur – Preston cheers for our carers

Posted on - 9th April, 2020 - 9:46pm | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Broadgate, Health, Preston News, Ribbleton
Village Drive residents release flares and fireworks to join Clap for our Carers
Village Drive residents released flares and fireworks to join Clap for our Carers

The third week of Clap for our Carers has seen Preston raising the noise levels with pots, pans, fireworks and a clapping dinosaur.


The famous Ashton dino was out on Waterloo Terrace, leading the street in cheers for the NHS staff and key workers who are on the frontlines of the battle against coronavirus.

The true identity of the dinosaur seen in the video has been revealed as 17-year-old Olivia Heeley.

Olivia said: “I’m just enjoying putting smiles on everyone’s faces and clapping for the carers like my mom and the NHS workers. Everyone was out this evening on our street, it was probably the best it’s been yet.”

Ribbleton resident Farhan Sheikh shared a video of fireworks in Village Drive.

Farhan paid tribute to workers, saying: “We think what the NHS and all the frontline people are doing for this community is unbelievable and unprecedented. They have family members who also need them but despite all this they are risking their lives for everyone else.

“Our health services and all the frontline workers, even the shopkeepers who are opening their shops everyday to fulfil people’s daily needs in this crisis, are no less than any soldier. We salute them all.”

Chris Hough shared a video from Kilruddery Road in Broadgate, where residents raised the volume levels from week one of Clap for our Carers, this time using whistles and cowbells.

Also tonight Royal Preston Hospital saw police cars and ambulances turning on their blue flashing lights as those walking by stopped and applauded.

Read more: Watch as Royal Preston Hospital applauds for ClapForOurNHS

Did your street take part in Clap for our Carers? Let us know in the comments.

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