Applaud Our NHS: Thank you for celebrating coronavirus heroes with Heart

27 March 2020, 08:13 | Updated: 27 March 2020, 08:51

At 8pm we stopped everything to take a minute to put our hands together and make some noise for the doctors, nurses, carers, GP’s, pharmacists and all the NHS staff who are working hard to help those affected by coronavirus.

You might have seen the hashtag #ClapForOurCarers trending on social media in the last few days – and tonight Thursday 26 March – us here at Heart, along with all of Global’s radio stations will be taking a minute out to Applaud Our NHS Heroes.

At 8pm tonight – we’ll stop everything – to take a minute to put our hands together and make some noise for the doctors, nurses, carers, GP’s, pharmacists and all the NHS staff who are working hard to help those affected by coronavirus.

We asked you to turn your radio up and open your windows and front doors, stand on your balcony or in your garden and show your support.

Soon social media was full of videos of people like you and your family cheering them on - it was a very special moment.

The UK – and the rest of the world – are going through something, the like of which has never been seen ever before.

The spread of coronavirus across the globe has forced us to stop doing things that for so long we’ve taken for granted.

Our favourite sports have been postponed, the concerts of our favourite artists cancelled, our favourite restaurants closed – we really have pressed pause on life as we know it here in the UK.

READ MORE: You can find the latest Coronavirus (Covid-19) advice from the NHS here.

The NHS are tackling the coronavirus from the frontline
The NHS are tackling the coronavirus from the frontline. Picture: Getty

We’re being asked to social distance, to self-isolate, and in some cases to not see our loved ones in order to stop the spread of the virus.

And while we might be physically alone, we’re in this together, to help protect the lives of everyone.

However, throughout all this, there are key groups of people whose lives aren’t on pause – in fact, they’re busier than ever.

One of those groups are the men and women of the NHS who are working tirelessly to try and protect us, the Great British public. They really are the unsung heroes of this country.

Across the UK, people are showing their appreciation for the NHS workers
Across the UK, people are showing their appreciation for the NHS workers. Picture: Getty

Even though this is only the beginning of what looks set to be a challenging and difficult few months – we here at Heart want them to know, on behalf of you and everybody across the UK how much they are appreciated!

Which is why tonight we’re coming together, for them.

Join us on Heart as we applaud the NHS workers on Thursday
Join us on Heart as we applaud the NHS workers on Thursday. Picture: Getty