Tonight, Thursday 16th April at 8pm, join the nation in saying thank you,
Returning for the third week in succession, amid the current Covid-19 pandemic, people in Crosspool are expected to cheer, drum, whistle and clap from doorsteps, windows, gardens, and balconies to show all who are working on the front Line our appreciation for their ongoing hard work and fight against this dreadful virus.
People are urged to avoid the misguided attempt to support the NHS with Union Jack sky lanterns.
It’s wonderful that people are looking for ways to show their support for the NHS staff and other key workers at this challenging time, but while sky lanterns might look pretty in the sky, the RSPCA reminds us that they pose a serious danger to horses, farm animals and wildlife. “Sadly, many people are unaware of the potentially deadly consequences that the release of sky lanterns can have for animals. They can suffer through ingestion, entanglement and entrapment, or simply the sight of a lit lantern in the sky can be terrifying for them and cause them to bolt and harm themselves”.
All emergency services are currently under unprecedented pressure, so this type of hazardous activity posing a potential danger to wildlife, pets and people, could not only put additional pressure on the fire service but a further strain on the NHS.
Stay safe and support our NHS and key works with your applause tonight at 8pm