Millions of people took to their doorsteps and balconies to applause the Anglia region's health and care workers on the third weekly Clap for our Carers tribute.

Next Thursday, ITV will be holding an NHS Day across its network to thank and celebrate the work of the National Health Service.

The channel is partnering with NHS Charities Together to raise millions of pounds for the health service.

All the emergency services got involved with saluting those at the frontline of of treating people with Covid-19.

The huge aircraft hangar at the Imperial War Musuem in Duxford, Cambridgeshire was lit up in blue for the occasion with a special 'Thank You' message projected on the side.

ITV is dedicating Thursday 16 April to all the NHS heroes on the frontline of the fight against the coronavirus.

Right across the day, ITV will be thanking and celebrating all the unsung heroes in our NHS while encouraging audiences to send their messages of support to their local hospitals.

The NHS Charities Together Million Claps Appeal is asking anyone who can afford it to make a £5 donation, alongside a personalised message to NHS staff.

The appeal is aiming to generate at least a million claps and raise £5 million to help support NHS staff.

NHS Charities is a national body representing 143 separate NHS Charities.

They have been coordinating the NHS Covid-19 Appeal and have already raised over £16 million of their £100 million target. £2.6 million was raised by last weekend’s virtual Grand National race.

The village of Finchingfield turned blue on Thursday as one of Essex's most visited destinations was lit up blue in honour of our NHS and key workers.

Buildings in Finchingfield in Essex are lit up blue in honour of NHS workers. Credit: Alexandra Cox
Flux Media Productions are projecting an animation onto the side of a house in Moulton, Northamptonshire every Thursday. Credit: Nathan Clarke