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Telford & Wrekin Council plans 'sing for our carers' night

By Rob Smith | Telford | News | Published:

Households in Telford & Wrekin will be asked to follow up last week's 'clap for our carers' with a synchronised sing.

People clapping for carers last week

Telford & Wrekin Council has suggested that people in the borough sing 'You'll Never Walk Alone' from their homes this Thursday night.

A release from the council said: "Last week we clapped for our carers.

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"This week we're asking you to open your windows and doors, get out in the garden or on your driveways and sing ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’."

It was suggested for 8pm on Thursday, a week on from scenes of people all over the country clapping, cheering and letting off fireworks for the NHS workers continuing to care for people in the midst of the coronavirus crisis.

Last week, European radio stations including the BBC's Radio 1, Radio 2 and Radio 6 played the song, by Gerry and the Pacemakers.

The BBC wanted to show “solidarity” with its fellow European broadcasters by playing the Liverpudlian band’s song, according to a spokeswoman for the corporation.

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The initiative came from Dutch radio presenter Sander Hoogendoorn of station 3FM.

He said he was “very proud” that so many stations took part, adding: “We all have to do what we can to beat this crisis.

“Things like this just go beyond the boundaries of radio channels.”

He said that the song, which is the anthem of Liverpool Football Club, “could speak to those doing an incredible job working in healthcare right now, those who are ill or those who can’t leave their house for a while”.

Rob Smith

By Rob Smith
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Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star based at Ketley in Telford.

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