Amid the current lockdown, it is uplifting to see individuals and organisations rushing to offer their support  as part of the ‘war effort’ for the COVID19 pandemic.

Tonight, along with what is expected to be hundreds of thousands of people, PCSG will join  the #ClapforourCarers  event. The nationwide event will take place to thank NHS workers who are working tirelessly to battle the virus.

The  mass round of applause will take place at 8pm – with people joining  from their balconies, doorsteps or windows.

It will replicate the events being held in Italy and Spain where medical professionals are putting their own health at risk to treat virus patients.

The campaigners behind the initiative said: “During these unprecedented times” NHS workers “need to know that we are grateful.”

More than half a million people have signed up to be NHS volunteers to support in the crisis and more than 3,000 companies have responded to a call from Boris Johnson to produce thousands of ventilators.