Inspirational key workers to be thanked in appreciation day

People, Health and Care
08:50, Monday, 5th July 2021

Residents are being invited to show their gratitude to inspirational key workers, with the first ever national NHS, Social Care and Frontline Workers’ Day taking place today

North Lincolnshire Council is backing the event, which takes place on Monday 5 July, paying tribute to those that have worked tirelessly to keep our communities safe and well through the pandemic.

A two-minute silence will be held at 11am, giving residents an opportunity to reflect and remember those that have lost their lives to Covid-19.

At 8pm people are encouraged to show their appreciation to care workers, NHS and frontline staff by joining in with a clap for our heroes. For a full programme and to find out how you can join in safely, visit the NHS Frontline Day website.

The day is particularly poignant as it marks the anniversary of the founding of the National Health Service, which was born on 5 July 1948.

Cllr Richard Hannigan, deputy leader, North Lincolnshire Council and cabinet member for adults and health, said:

“North Lincolnshire Council is proud to support social care, NHS and frontline workers, we owe these heroes a tremendous debt of gratitude.

“They have responded to the pandemic with compassion, commitment and selflessness, going above and beyond to keep those in need safe and well, while ensuring our essential services continued to operate.

‘I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you on behalf the council and would urge residents to show that, here in North Lincolnshire, we are all Proud to Care, by clapping for our heroes at 8pm on Monday.”