Island residents stepped out onto their doorsteps last night (Thursday) to ‘clap for our carers’, joining streets up and down the country in showing appreciation for the work of NHS staff.
At 20:00, a wave of cheers and clapping could be heard in every village and town across the Isle of Wight as neighbours came together (meteorically) to pay their respects to the ongoing work of the thousands of doctors, nurses and support staff both at St Mary’s Hospital and nationally.
It provided a good opportunity for people to touch base with their neighbours over the garden fence or on the doorstep. It was almost a scene from a war-time film, just with a lack of bunting.
Last night’s touching moment will certainly be one that people remember for years to come when we exit the coronavirus crisis – whenever that may be.
The ‘Clap for our Carers’ campaign was started on social media by Londoner Annemarie Plas.