03 July 2020
While buildings across the UK will be lit blue, the public are being invited to come together for a final clap for carers at 5pm on Sunday, 5 July. This one-off clap has been described as a "moment of thanks and connection" to applaud the NHS and all key workers who have helped the country through the pandemic.
On Saturday 4 July, there will be a national moment of remembrance and reflection for those we have lost during the pandemic.
This is a chance for the nation to come together and pay our respects. This is being led by the Together Coalition who are asking people to place a light in their window or on their doorstep on the evening of Saturday 4 July.
Councillor David Borrow, Mayor of Preston said:
"This is a real opportunity to celebrate the NHS' 72nd birthday and thank everyone who has worked so hard to help us through this crisis.
The lighting of the buildings and final applaud on Sunday are small ways we can show our sense of pride and support towards all the key workers across the country."