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St John grateful for Clap for Carers support

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GUERNSEY came together on Thursday night to support local health workers.

In the UK the Clap for Carers event saw people from across the country come outside and clap at 8pm to show appreciation of the extra strain health care workers have been under.

Doctors, nurses and medical professionals have all been putting in extra hours to prepare for the coronavirus crisis, as have as many other public servants.

At 8pm, clapping and cheering rang out over the island too. In St Peter Port, islanders came out of their homes to clap and cheer.

And even in the rural western parishes, there were reports of people coming out to show their appreciation.

Siblings Rhiannon Campbell, 16, Lee, 20, and Charlie, 10, joined in the Clap for Carers. Their mum, Andrea, is a key worker.

Among the people taking part were siblings Lee, 20, Rhiannon, 16, and Charlie Campbell, 10.

They moved to Guernsey last year and their mother, Andrea, said they had all been keen to get involved with the clapping initiative.

‘I felt it important to do the clapping as I’m a key worker and I know how hard everyone has been working to protect us all,’ she said.

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‘We wanted to give something back to them.’

One group that appreciated the recognition was St John Ambulance.

‘To everyone across the island who showed their support for all the health care workers at 8pm – thank you, from your emergency ambulance crews and everyone at St John Ambulance Guernsey,’ they posted online.

Juliet Pouteaux

By Juliet Pouteaux
News reporter

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