People in West Norfolk are being encouraged to join in a countrywide show of thanks at the weekend on the 72nd birthday of the NHS.
The special event is to thank all those who have been helping the country through the pandemic and also recognition for the vital community connections which continue to support us. Broadcasters will suspend normal transmissions at 5pm on Sunday when the country is being asked to pause for applause.
Organisers the Together Coalition hope people will then enjoy a drink or a cup of tea and reflect with family, friends and neighbours on the bonds made in recent months.
Tomorrow (Saturday) people have been asked to put a light in their windows to remember all those people who have died during the pandemic. Public buildings across the country will be lit-up blue including King’s Lynn Town Hall. Together Coalition has produced templates for people to colour in and put in their windows to say thank you. See together.org.uk
Elizabeth Nockolds, deputy borough council leader and cabinet member for culture, heritage and health, said: “As the lockdown ease, and we see a return to some semblance of normality, it is important that we take the time to thank those who have helped us through this and to remember those we have lost. It will be an important moment of reflection and contemplation and an opportunity to talk to those who have provided us with personal support. I hope people will get involved.”