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There will be a final Clap For Carers this weekend to mark the 72nd birthday of the NHS.

thank youThe Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has invited the rest of the UK to join its ‘biggest ever’ thank you clap to recognise how staff have gone above and beyond during the coronavirus pandemic.

The clap will take place on Sunday at 5pm coinciding with the day the NHS was founded by Aneurin Bevan in 1948.

As well as the final Clap For Carers, national landmarks will be lit up in blue to mark the NHS birthday weekend.

There will also be a minute’s silence at 8pm on Saturday to remember the tens of thousands of victims of coronavirus. At the same time, people will be encouraged to light candles in their windows in remembrance. (Please be careful though, no one wants a house fire!)

During the lockdown, millions of us joined in the original 'Clap for Carers' every Thursday at 8pm, the last official event took place at the end of May.

Calne Town Council have said they are looking for streets to participate in this one off event, along with Calne’s fancy dress heroes.

If your street is interested, or if you were one of those heroes dressed in lycra, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.