Londoner clapping for 24 hours non-stop to raise thousands for the NHS

A Londoner is taking #clapforourcarers to a whole new level by attempting to clap non-stop for 24 hours.

Jack Peagam is more than half way through his marathon round of applause after starting the challenge on Thursday night.

He is aiming to raise £5,000 through a gofundme page and on Friday lunchtime was only a few hundred pounds away from his target.

Clap For Our Carers is a campaign that involves Britons up and down the country applauding National Health Service doctors, nurses, cleaners, and other healthcare staff on the front line of the battle against coronavirus.

Jack Peagam
Medic says thank you during Thursday night's #clapforourcarers

Last night, for a fifth week in a row, millions of people across the United Kingdom also showed their appreciation for NHS workers.

Clap For Our Carers has become a weekly event as people across the nation unite in a massive show of support for the UK’s emergency workers who are caring for coronavirus patients.

Over the past month, locked-down communities have come together on their doorsteps to clap in unison, while in cities applause rings out across otherwise quiet skylines as people stand on their balconies or at their windows.

The royal family led the way during Thursday night’s clap for carers. The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, who are currently staying at their Scottish home Birkhall, also took part.