RESIDENTS across Rotherham are being urged to come together for the “Biggest Thank You Ever” to mark the 72nd birthday of the NHS.
Claps, cheers, drumming and fireworks went on for ten weeks on Thursday nights as the public thanked the NHS and other key workers for their dedication during the coronavirus pandemic.
And the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity is hoping a special Clap for Carers event at 5pm this Sunday July 5 – the anniversary of the NHS’s being founded - will be the loudest yet.
Martin Havenhand, chairman of The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, said it had been really humbling and inspiring to know everyone in Rotherham had been behind their staff.
He added: “When Clap for Carers began in March, we could never have imagined it would lead to ten weeks of people in Rotherham and beyond bringing their streets and workplaces to life with thanks and appreciation for key workers.
“It has been a challenging time for the NHS, but Clap for Carers united us and provided a much-appreciated morale boost for our colleagues.
“We’re now asking you to clap once more by participating in the ‘Biggest Thank You’ to mark the NHS’s birthday on Sunday.”
Mr Havenhand said it was also a chance for the trust to thank all of their colleagues for the part they have played in caring for patients and keeping the NHS going.
“We will also be clapping for you, the people of Rotherham, to thank you for supporting us every step of the way,” he said.