What time is Clap for NHS Carers tonight? – The Sun

CLAP for our Carers has become a weekly tradition, in which the nation pulls together to show support for NHS workers on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic.

Here's what time the clapping begins, so you can get involved too.

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What time is Clap for our NHS Carers tonight?

The round of applause will take place from 8pm tonight – Thursday, April 30, 2020.

From its beginning on Thursday, March 26, hundreds of thousands of Brits join together each week to show support for the NHS.

All the major landmarks across the country also light up blue during the tribute, including the Wembley Arch, the Royal Albert Hall and Lincoln Cathedral.

A string of famous faces have joined in the clapping too, such as the Beckhams and Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, who recovered from the virus himself with the help of the NHS.

Why are people clapping?

Organisers of Clap for our Carers say during these difficult times, NHS staff need to feel loved and appreciated by the public.

Many communities have also used  the clapping to uplift the nation's spirit during these unprecedented times.

Although the clapping is focused towards the NHS, volunteers and students will also be celebrated for their efforts to combat coronavirus.

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How can I get involved?

The good news is that anyone can join in and it's totally free.

You can join in by standing on your balcony, or in your front garden, to give a rousing round of applause along with the rest of the country.

The campaign has also gone digital, if you don't want to go outside you can live stream yourself clapping via social media, using the hashtag #clapforourcarers on Twitter, or download posters to share.

There are also T-shirts you can buy, with the money being donated to NHS charities, you can see more about this here.


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How did Clap for our NHS start?

The campaign was launched by Dutch Londoner Annemarie Plas.

She was inspired to do this after seeing a similar tribute to health workers take place in her homeland of the Netherlands.

Other countries across Europe, including Italy and Spain, have also shown similar displays to thank its medical staff.

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