Clap for Carers: South Tyneside once again shows its support for NHS, carers and key workers with a huge round of applause

South Tyneside once again came together to honour our NHS workers, key workers and carers who are helping to keep us safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

Thursday, 2nd April 2020, 9:37 pm

At 8pm on Thursday, April 2, for the second week running, families across the North East and the UK took to their doorsteps, back gardens and windows to applaud those on the frontline.

The initiative, which gathered pace and was hugely supported on social media, saw the heartwarming sound of clapping ring out across the country as we all paid tribute to those working hard to keep us safe.

Designed in honour of NHS workers, carers and key workers, many also used the moment to recognise other key workers across a range of sectors who are keeping the country moving during new lockdown measures imposed by the government.

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Hel Mel Goudie posted a video of a youngster showing her appreciation from their front door.

As you put your hands together, many of you got in touch with the Shields Gazette on Facebook to share your own touching messages.

This is what you said:

Connor Watson: Seeing the many people clapping from their balconies of our flats creates a real feeling of community and appreciation for such an amazing cause

Amy Golding: Well that was a gorgeous, emotional moment. And fireworks for the NHS workers in North Shields.

Helen Victoria Amor shared this photo of her family at their front door as they joined in.

Angie Walton: Next week I'm bringing some pans and spoons #ClapForCarers #clapforNHS

Stacey: That has really touched me and made me feel proud to be British! The community spirit is amazing #ClapForCarers #clapforkeyworkers #ClapForTheNHS

Claudia: Highlight of the week #ClapForCarers

Lucy D: Fireworks here in South Shields #clapforkeyworkers #ClapForCarers

Laura Brown shared this image of an ambulance turning on its light in the Durham Grove area of Jarrow.