Celebrations for lifesaving NHS staff and carers on the front-line of the Covid-19 crisis took place across Copeland on Thursday in what may be the last ever Clap For Carers.

Residents of Whitehaven and the surrounding area took to their doorsteps and gardens to sing, dance and clap for the doctors, nurses, carers and other front-line staff who are taking the risk for others. The Copeland Community Tour which includes a fleet of business vehicles, was out for the last time to show support for the NHS and carers.

As well as celebrating the efforts of NHS staff, the Copeland Community Tour has awarded £14,000 to the West Cumberland Hospital, Blood Bikes and Kylan’s Fund.

Gratitude has been show in a variety of ways. Muncaster Castle has been shining bright for carers on Thursday nights. A light show on the castle celebrates carers and Colonel Sir Tom Moore, a 100 year-old veteran who has raised more than £32 million for NHS charities. The final edition of Clap For Carers was marked with an entirely blue display.