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Hunstanton Lighthouse illuminated in tribute to healthcare assistant who died from Covid-19

The Old Lighthouse in Hunstanton was lit up to pay tribute to the NHS Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Old Hunstanton Lighthouse was illuminated in blue on Thursday evening to show appreciation for all the NHS staff who are working through the pandemic.

It was also a tribute to Chrissie Emerson, a healthcare assistant at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Norfolk, who died from coronavirus.

Mrs Emerson was described as a "much-loved wife to Michael and cherished mother and grandmother".

Chrissie Emerson's death was announced last week Credit: ITV News Anglia

The lit up landmark is one of the many touching tributes to those in the NHS who have lost their lives due to the virus.

On April 28, a minute's silence was held at 11am across the UK to remember all the key workers.

Staff and locals at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital remember fallen key workers Credit: ITV News Anglia

The giant projection on the lighthouse came as people across the region took to their doorsteps once again to clap in appreciation of all key workers.

Clap For Our Carers has become a weekly event as locked-down communities come together to clap in unison. This was the sixth week of the event.

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