Clap for carers comes to Silloth RNLI
An image of clapping hands to support the NHS, has been projected onto Silloth RNLI lifeboat station main doors.
The projection was based on a photograph of the artist Ian Berry’s hands, which was taken by his six-year-old son Elliot. It was first beamed onto a building near to his home in London but has since been all over the country, including onto the Angel of the North, the sculpture by Antony Gormley near the A1 at Newcastle Gateshead, along with the Theatre By The Lake in Keswick, amongst others.The projection was done unbeknown to most people in the town.
Clapping for all NHS workers began on 26 March but the instigator has called for the ending of the weekly clap on 28 May after 10 weeks.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.