A large convoy of Royal Mail vans made a special trip past St Barnabas Hospice on Nettleham Road in Lincoln, beeping their horns as a thank you to the key worker carers during the coronavirus pandemic.

As people marked 'Clap for our Carers' at 8pm yesterday, Royal Mail vans took the time to drive past in tribute to the care workers, who clapped them on their way.

Staff at the hospice say it was a huge boost to their nurses and patients, and said it "was lovely that two sets of key workers applaud each other from a safe distance."

Liam Flynn from the Royal Mail said:

You made my Dads last few weeks that much better, it was a pleasure to be part of the Royal mail convoy giving thanks to St Barnabas for the amazing job every one of you do.”

Liam Flynn

Donna Fellows, Ward Administrator at St Barnabas said:

We would like to say a huge thank you to the Royal Mail for their gesture last night. It was so uplifting for staff and patients to see the convoy drive past with their horns going and everyone waving at each other. It felt really special.

Donna Fellows