Annemarie Plas shared the idea for an event that united the nation. 8pm was the time to make some noise for our carers – 2m apart of course – to show how thankful we are for all they are doing right now. She says “If the Dutch can do it, the Brits can do it, too!”
We set up our own street WhatsApp group at the beginning of the crisis and I shared the link to the appeal an hour before – replies of ‘our hands are ready’ and ‘we will be there’ came in and at 8pm we were lucky to experience a wonderful event. Neighbours stepped outside the house, clapping away, cheering up and down the road, all with gratitude and spirit.
Thank you, NHS.
We will be back again next week to make more noise!
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