Stamford Hill ambulance volunteers join in nationwide applause for NHS workers and carers

They clapped alongside NHS colleagues as whole country thanks those on the frontline against coronavirus


Hatzola ambulance volunteers in Stamford Hill clapped alongside their NHS colleague as the whole nation gave thanks to those battling the coronavirus in an outpouring of clapping and cheering on Thursday.

The volunteers, who provide transportation and pre-hospital emergency treatment, were clapping at 8pm as millions across Britain did the same to honour those working long, challenging shifts to help fight the spread of the pandemic.

A video shows rounds of clapping, cheers and cries of "Yes!"

Guardian and JC columnist Jonathan Freedland tweeted his joy at seeing Charedi neighbours, who "tend to skip street activites", taking part.

"Tonigh they were out," he tweeted. "The sight and sound of all of us tofether... well, they may have been something in my eye."

Levi Shapiro, the head of the Jewish Community Council, replied to thank Mr Freedland, saying his community was "out there applauding our amazing NHS, in times like these we are united as one".

"We are all in this together, this one fight is your fight and only together as one can we defeat this horrible disease," he added.

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