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23rd Oct, 2021

Clap for carers and say Happy 72nd Birthday to the NHS

PEOPLE across Redditch and neighbouring towns and villages are being urged to join others from across the UK to celebrate the NHS’ 72nd birthday.

A nationwide Clap for our Carers will take place at 5pm on Sunday, July 5.

Everyone is being urged to stop what they are doing and applaud, ensuring they are also social-distancing, to thank NHS staff and all the key workers who have been going above and beyond during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Broadcasters around the country will also be pausing transmissions for the tribute.

Following the applause, NHS England said it hoped people would enjoy a drink or a cup of tea and reflect with family, friends and neighbours on the bonds that have sustained us in recent months and will continue to do so.

Tomorrow there will be a moment of remembrance and reflection for those whose lives have been lost during the pandemic.

This is a chance for the nation to come together and pay its respects. It is being led by the Together Coalition and NHS England is asking people to place a light in their window or on their doorstep.

As part of the collective memorial, and as a mark of respect and tribute to NHS staff, key workers and everyone who has played their part during the pandemic, iconic landmarks including the London Eye, Royal Albert Hall, Blackpool Tower and Wembley Arch will be illuminated in blue.

NHS England is also calling on sports stadiums, bridges, castles, monuments, conference venues, churches and landmarks to join in lighting up the skylines and cities tomorrow evening.

The #MakeitBlue Collective is supporting the memorial as part of its #LightItBlue campaign.

The campaign was created by the events and entertainment industry to show a united display of gratitude for health and key workers.

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