1st Mar, 2021

Hagley businesses' shop fronts light up blue to show appreciation for the NHS and key workers

Tristan Harris 23rd Apr, 2020 Updated: 23rd Apr, 2020

AS PEOPLE get ready to show their appreciation for NHS frontline staff and other key workers during the Thursday 8pm ‘Clap for our Carers’, businesses in Hagley have literally been shining a light to those going above and beyond during the Coronavirus crisis.

The village’s businesses have installed blue lights on their shop frontages.

The colour has become synonymous with the NHS during the pandemic – during the first ‘Clap for Our Carers’ we featured a house in Bromsgrove lit up blue.

And a week later the spire of Bromsgrove’s historic St John’s Church was lit up with the same colour.

Hagley Parish Council Chairman and district councillor Steve Colella praised the village traders who, he said, reflected and epitomised the feeling of the district and nation during these challenging times.

“This is a fantastic example of how a small business community can come together to support the NHS.

“The effect is already stunning!”

Businesses in Hagley have also joined others around the country in creating rainbows for their windows.

The ‘Rainbows of Hope’ have become a symbol during the coronavirus crisis.

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