Published: Thursday, 2nd July 2020
People in west Norfolk are being encouraged to join in the biggest 'thank-you' the country has ever seen on the 72nd birthday of the NHS.
This country-wide coming together will thank all those who have been helping us through the pandemic and recognise the vital community connections that continue to support us all. Broadcasters will suspend normal transmissions at 5pm on Sunday 5 July and the whole country will pause for applause.
Following the applause, organisers, the Together Coalition, hope people will enjoy a drink or a cup of tea and reflect with family, friends and neighbours on the bonds that have sustained us in recent months.
On Saturday 4 July, everybody is being asked to put a light, such as a torch, an LED candle or a lamp, in their windows in remembrance of those we have lost during the pandemic.
In west Norfolk, King's Lynn Town Hall and Alive Corn Exchange will be lit up in blue. Other public buildings that will be turning blue, include the Royal Albert Hall, Blackpool Tower, The Shard and the Wembley Arch.
In addition, the Together Coalition has produced templates for people to colour in and put in their windows to say thank you. For more information visit together.org.uk.
Cllr Elizabeth Nockolds, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Culture, Heritage and Health, said: "As the lockdown eases, 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."