Clap for our Carers week 6: South Wiltshire out in force again

Clap for our Carers week 6: South Wiltshire out in force again

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 5:42am 1st May 2020. (Updated at 2:35pm 1st May 2020)

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One consultant at Salisbury District Hospital says the campaign to appreciate key workers is 'humbling' and 'overwhelming'.

It's now up there with the most important times of the week now - 8.00pm each Thursday.

That's when many of us have been getting out into our gardens, drives, doorsteps or out of windows to make some noise in appreciation of those working on the frontline of the Covid-19 outbreak.

Despite the inclement weather yesterday (Thursday 30th April), the sun came out just in time for the evening, with plenty of people taking part once again.

Among the 'thank yous' to people working hard during the pandemic was a call from Youth Action Wiltshire to give thanks to young carers looking after loved ones, just as they were doing before the crisis, and will continue to afterwards. 

Salisbury Police shared a BRILLIANT video with their appreciation: 

Team 5 - NHS Tribute with Clapping from Airborne visual Solutions ltd on Vimeo.

Supermarket staff were also recognised, with Waitrose using their national social media feeds to pay tribute to the Salisbury branch: 


Dr Duncan Murray from Salisbury District Hospital has been telling Spire FM how frontline workers are feeling about the wave of support they're getting at the moment.

The Intensive Care Consultant and Stars Appeal ambassador says it's a strange sensation: 

"I think to be honest, many of us feel a degree of self-consciousness about it, but it is humbling, it is moving and it is overwhelming.

"We are usually, I think, quietly going about our work, and we're continuing to do that. But it's fantastic that people have shown their appreciation."

Dr Duncan Murray, Stars Appeal Salisbury District Hospital
Salisbury District Hospital consultant Dr Duncan Murray says the weekly appreciation for NHS and social care staff is 'fantastic'

Other emergency services and charities also honoured those working on the frontline: 


This week's event also coincided with the 100th birthday of Colonel Tom Moore, who's been taken to the nation's hearts after raising more than £30 million for the NHS since the coronavirus pandemic began.

As part of the UK's support for key workers, there were also moments to celebrate the Second World War veteran's achievements: 

Colonel Tom Moore recognition in Winterslow April 2020
Rich Rogers sent us this picture saying: "Doing our bit in Winterslow showing support for the NHS and other key workers, and also a drive by salute for Colonel Tom Moore on his 100th birthday in a car a few years older than he is!"

In Downton, there was a special musical tribute to Colonel Tom, ahead of the now traditional #ClapforourCarers: 

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