Cumbrians once more celebrated NHS staff and carers working on the front-line of the coronavirus pandemic in what may have been the final edition of Clap For Carers.

Families stood on their doorsteps or in their gardens on Thursday night to clap, cheer and show appreciation for doctors, nurses and carers.

And the efforts to thank NHS lifesavers have been called “incredible” by Lyn Simpson, chief executive of the North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Trust.

She said: “As we clap our final clap for carers we’d like to take a moment to reflect on the support over the last 10 weeks which has been overwhelming.

“There has been singing and dancing, but most importantly there has been community spirit.”

Thursday’s show of gratitude in Cumbria saw some children even playing musical instruments or banging pots and pans to make their appreciation for lifesavers known.

Matilda Allinson, from Wigton, was outside her house with dad Oliver to make sure the final Clap For Carers did not go unrecognised.

There was a strong showing in west Cumbria. Samson Scales, 11, made his appreciation known in Little Broughton, joined by mum Beth.

A family from Peter Street, Workington, were out in force to show their gratitude to the NHS staff: Kasen Christoforou, 13, Lacey Simpson, nine, Kaleb Haigh, seven, and Kenley Haigh, five.

Peter Winterton, of Brampton Road, Carlisle, has been playing a different song each week during the celebrations.

His wife Lindsey said: “It’s brought a lovely community feeling and helped us all express our thanks.”