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Watch as people in Surrey and Hampshire 'Clap for our Carers'

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Watch as people in Surrey and Hampshire 'Clap for our Carers'

Published by Lettie Buxton at 11:43am 24th April 2020. (Updated at 11:55am 24th April 2020)

There has been no let up in enthusiasm in people clapping across Surrey and Hampshire, as they joined in with the fifth 'Clap for our Carers' last night (23 April).

It is part of a national tribute to all health and care workers, with people clapping and banging on pots and pans from their doorsteps, windows and gardens at 8pm every Thursday.

This time Surrey Police joined in the clap for carers in the community rather than outside the county's hospitals, after attracting criticism last week from those saying it was contravening social distancing rules on public gatherings.

Annemarie Plas, who started the movement in the UK, said she hopes the appreciation for carers continues after the lockdown eases because they are the "backbone of society".

Here are some of the ways our area paid tribute:

Eagle's Peter Gordon watched the reaction from the hills above Guildford

 

Dominic Raab, who is the MP for Esher and Walton, Foreign Secretary and First Secretary of State, also took part:

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