Burnham-On-Sea clap for carers

Thousands of residents across the Burnham-On-Sea area showed their support for local NHS staff and key workers by taking part in the final weekly Clap For Carers on Thursday night (May 28th).

Our video shows residents in Love Lane joining the national applause for hard-working local carers on the front line of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Car horns and drums joined the sound of the applause at the final Clap For Carers – it was the 10th weekly clap.

The campaign originally started as a one-off to support NHS staff on 26th March – three days after the UK went into lockdown.

After proving very popular across the UK, it was expanded to cover all keyworkers and has continued every Thursday at 8pm, bringing neighbours together as never before on their doorsteps and promoting a strong feel of community.

National founder Annemarie Plas has said the 10th week of clapping would be a good time for it to end and for it to instead become an annual event. Only time will tell if people continue it on until the end of the lockdown.

Above: Neil and Summer at Beechwood Court in Burnham’s Berrow Road


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