People across the East joined the rest of the UK in a second "Clap for our Carers" tribute. Last night, 2 April, members of the public took to the streets to salute NHS staff and all other key workers who are helping to get us through the coronavirus pandemic.
It comes one week after people made their way out onto their doorsteps and balconies to applaud the NHS for the first time.
Those who empty our bins, deliver our post and drive our trains were among those cheered for by the nation. Many people blew whistles and rattled pots and pans to show their appreciation.
- Charlie Frost's been chatting to some of the very important people keeping our region going.
The Clap For Carers campaign started online. The organisers said it was needed because “during these unprecedented times they [NHS staff] need to know we are grateful”.
Since then, people have taken to social media to post uplifting videos of the national round of applause using the hashtags #clapforcarers and #NHSheroes.
Emergency Services in our region came together to applaud their colleagues and other key workers, like this group of police officers, fire fighters and ambulance crew at the Port of Felixstowe:
ITV paused its programming last night at 8pm to encourage members of the public to applause our key workers.
As normal programming came off air TV screens showed messages encouraging them to donate to NHS Charities Together Covid-19 fundraiser.
The event is now expected to happen every Thursday at 8pm.