The Biggest Thank You Ever

As the NHS celebrates its 72nd birthday, ITV and STV will pause its transmission at 5pm on Sunday 5th July to celebrate the heroic efforts of key workers across the UK, and everyone who’s been staying at home to help in the effort against coronavirus.


In this special moment of national thanks, programming will be temporarily suspended to encourage people up and down the country to assemble for what is being described as the ‘biggest and loudest’ Clap for Carers gathering.



These have been a tough few months for people all over the UK. From key workers in the NHS and in other fields to everyone staying at home to help beat the virus, so many have done so much for the greater good. So the NHS’s birthday feels like the perfect moment for ITV to join in in encouraging us all to say thank you to each other and have a (socially distanced) cup of tea with a neighbour. Clare Phillips, Director of Social Purpose for ITV

Reflecting upon the valiant undertakings of NHS staff, other key workers and those who have volunteered and helped keep services and community networkers going throughout the pandemic, this final Clap for Carers will recognise the importance of community and national unity. 


The celebration is supported by NHS Charities Together, the fundraising organisation behind the One Million Claps campaign, for which ITV was official broadcast partner, who want to use this moment to say the Biggest Thank You Ever.


NHS Birthday Thank You

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