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Cumbria steps out to applaud NHS heroes

Gosforth residents applaud the NHS carers

Thousands stepped out in Cumbria to applaud the dedication of those working on the frontline.

At 8 pm last night people from across the county stepped out of their doors for a fourth time to clap and bang pots as part of the UK wide Clap for Carers which is a weekly lockdown friendly event for everyone to show their gratitude to those in the NHS and also those working on the frontline.

Oliver Dorgan a Cleator Moor resident said: “It has become a ritual for our household. Every Thursday, 8 pm, right on the dot we stand there, at the end of our drive, often wearing slippers to convey our thanks to this country’s carers.

“Every week I expect it to be a little quieter than the last, only to be proven wrong each time. It fills my heart with pride that our communities, our country, can come together to give thanks in such a profound way.

From across the county;

The Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle seen an army of NHS and blue light heroes take a minute out to take part.


Sellafield’s emergency teams also showed their appreciation


A sea of blue at Westmorland General Hospital in Kendal

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