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It is week 10 of clapping for carers but have heard it will be the last. Will you continue doing something or the other idea is to do something each year. What are your thoughts?

eyeballkerry
2 months ago
What do you think of this?
EmmiPaigeBarton
EmmiPaigeBarton2 months ago

I’d like to continue the tradition even if it’s just once a month! I feel it’s brought the community and families closer together

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Bossclaz
Bossclaz2 months ago

Why is it finishing we had over 300 people die yesterday, this virus is not over yet and the nhs are working really hard.

Also I like to do it as its great for everyone to get out and see each other at a safe distance.

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TheChimp
TheChimp2 months ago

Bossclaz The problem is that a lot of people don't social distance.

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Bossclaz
Bossclaz2 months ago

TheChimp true

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angemski
angemski2 months ago

No I stopped clapping after the first couple of weeks. It was a wonderful gesture at that time but it has lost something because of it's repetition. Instead, I've donated to ONEMILLIONCLAPS appeal in the hope that the money will do some good.

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MsLamboLova12
MsLamboLova122 months ago

I think its brought my neighbours a-lot closer to each other! Finally seeing different kinds of people doing something together! I think it should turn into clapping for us making it through this virus and thanking the people that did their bit in the community (along side the frontline heros!)

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KirstyWhit29673
KirstyWhit296732 months ago

I stopped after a while. It was a great idea at the start. For me though seeing my neighbours clap and then throw a party and invite their friends it lost it's meaning. I'd rather show my support in other ways now. Going to have a look at what other ideas are out there

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lornaae
lornaae2 months ago

I don't really wonder why it's ending, shouldn't it be continued until we have no new Covid-19 cases/deaths?

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Dennab
Dennab2 months ago

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SonsOfPitches
SonsOfPitches2 months ago

Not clapped since first week, now it's just a social media fad and for neighbours to show to the community how good of neighbour they are. It's more for themselves now rather than for NHS

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Dennab
Dennab2 months ago

SonsOfPitches It really is that. There's one woman who stands there and looks around waiting for people to appear.

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SonsOfPitches
SonsOfPitches2 months ago

Dennab she's probably judging you and taking you off her Xmas card list

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Dennab
Dennab2 months ago

SonsOfPitches The trouble is I've been out every bloody week but don't want a Christmas card. I don't want to know all my neighbours. πŸ˜„

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Dennab
Dennab2 months ago

I've gone out every week but believe you can achieve far more by just saying thank you to keyworkers directly or giving them a wave. I did it when an ambulance came past and got the thumbs up back. This whole clapping thing has become like that ice bucket challenge.

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Dennab
Dennab2 months ago

We should have been thanking emergency services before this anyway. The more I think about it, the more I realise it's just another empty and typically American display of "look at me, I'm part of something" as opposed to actual appreciation.

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ptenn00
ptenn002 months ago

it started out as a nice gesture, but it evolved into something less about the carers and more about showing off with fireworks, lanterns, people on bridges...

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JulieAndre39773
JulieAndre397732 months ago

I would like to see every key worker be given something personal, like a pamper package with a weekend away. I'm sure this would be appreciated more now. Only when the lockdown is over of course. Give something personal. I'm sure this could be funded by the public and the government with a Media Fundraiser. Just a thought.....!πŸ˜‰

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Nino786
Nino7862 months ago

People have given up on the idea

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