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Gateshead Millennium Bridge to be lit blue

Light it Blue campaign

To thank the courageous NHS staff and other health and social care workers who are working tirelessly throughout the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the UK, Gateshead Council is supporting the national 'Light it Blue' campaign which will see many of the country's major landmarks illuminated in blue light in recognition of the continued dedication and hard work of all healthcare workers.

Inspired by the Clap for Carers campaign, which is inviting people across the UK to unite in applause from their doorsteps, balconies, gardens or windows of their home at 8pm this evening, Thursday 26 March to show their appreciation for the NHS; Light it Blue will simultaneously see major sporting, entertainment and heritage venues across the nation, including Wembley Stadium, the Royal Albert Hall, Belfast Titanic Signature Building and the National Theatre become beacons of blue in a display of gratitude. Locally we are showing our support in lighting the Gateshead Millennium Bridge.

Councillor Angela Douglas, Cabinet Member for Culture, Sport and Leisure said: 

'Words can't describe how grateful we all are for the brave and tireless efforts of the NHS and all healthcare professionals in these most challenging and unprecedented of times. The Light it Blue campaign is a chance for all to unite and show our appreciation, and Gateshead Council are proud to join this act of solidarity with those on the frontline of this crisis in lighting the Gateshead Millennium Bridge blue.' 

Gateshead residents are encouraged join the nation in supporting these campaigns. At 8pm tonight join in the applause and post pictures and videos of your efforts to social media with the caption #clapforcarers. You may also wish to live-stream your participation. Those supporting Light it Blue are encouraged to create blue-themed images and videos and share online with the caption #makeitblue. This could include wearing blue accessories or turning your social media background blue.  

Light it Blue campaign
26 March 2020

To thank the courageous NHS staff and other health and social care workers who are working tirelessly throughout the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the UK, Gateshead Council is supporting the national 'Light it Blue' campaign which will see many of the country's major landmarks illuminated in blue light in recognition of the continued dedication and hard work of all healthcare workers.

Inspired by the Clap for Carers campaign, which is inviting people across the UK to unite in applause from their doorsteps, balconies, gardens or windows of their home at 8pm this evening, Thursday 26 March to show their appreciation for the NHS; Light it Blue will simultaneously see major sporting, entertainment and heritage venues across the nation, including Wembley Stadium, the Royal Albert Hall, Belfast Titanic Signature Building and the National Theatre become beacons of blue in a display of gratitude. Locally we are showing our support in lighting the Gateshead Millennium Bridge.

Councillor Angela Douglas, Cabinet Member for Culture, Sport and Leisure said: 

'Words can't describe how grateful we all are for the brave and tireless efforts of the NHS and all healthcare professionals in these most challenging and unprecedented of times. The Light it Blue campaign is a chance for all to unite and show our appreciation, and Gateshead Council are proud to join this act of solidarity with those on the frontline of this crisis in lighting the Gateshead Millennium Bridge blue.' 

Gateshead residents are encouraged join the nation in supporting these campaigns. At 8pm tonight join in the applause and post pictures and videos of your efforts to social media with the caption #clapforcarers. You may also wish to live-stream your participation. Those supporting Light it Blue are encouraged to create blue-themed images and videos and share online with the caption #makeitblue. This could include wearing blue accessories or turning your social media background blue.  

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