Fireworks, applause and music filled the streets of Teesside as people stood together and applauded those who made sacrifices during the coronavirus pandemic.
People stood at their windows, in their gardens and in front of their doors and balconies at 8:00 pm for a round of applause.
It was part of Clap for Carers’ national applause to thank NHS staff and everyone on the front line for fighting the virus.
Our photographers were on the streets of Saltburn and Stockton ready to capture the region, applauding our fantastic NHS staff.
At Ruskin Court, Stockton, supporters were in front of their homes, holding a banner saying, “Keep up the good work, well done NHS. ”
Our photographer was live from the heart of Saltburn where music filled the streets at a real party.
Fireworks lit up the sky in several places, including Redcar, Guisborough, Ingleby Barwick, Billingham and Normnaby.
We heard people shouting “thank you NHS”, while the football anthem “You will never walk alone” broke out in Teesville.
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And a huge fireworks display, installed by the Middlesbrough G2 fireworks, could be heard loudly after being installed at James Cook University Hospital.
But the sound of hundreds, if not thousands, of people carried a simple message – thank you.
The Clap for Carers campaign aims to make a small gesture have an incredible impact – making these workers feel valued at a time when they are so precious.
It comes at a time when our NHS and our key employees are working around the clock to keep us safe and continue to work long hours to help stem the spread of the virus.
The campaign also garnered support on Twitter, with former Middlesbrough advisor Mick Thompson tweeting, “What a tremendous wave of community support for our wonderful health workers and all those who protect us. We should never forget that when times are tough, all we have is the other. ”
Tees Mayor Ben Houchen said, “It’s amazing to see and hear so many people on my street showing their support for all the amazing people who have come to the fore to protect us all. I am grateful and proud this evening. we will be stronger than ever. ”
While another simply wrote, “Up The NHS. ”
Rebecca Graham, 23, of Teesville, said, “The whole field was out and you could never walk alone playing! Amazing how a little thing can have such an impact. ”
Kelly Weir was applauding Redcar with her son Jackson and said she could hear fireworks and applause from all of her neighbors.