Recognise your local Covid heroes on the university of Northampton’s Power Tower

The 26 meter tall tower will be lit with thank you messages sent in from all over the county to celebrate our Covid heroes.

Tuesday, 19th January 2021, 7:45 pm
Updated Tuesday, 19th January 2021, 7:46 pm

Residents across Northamptonshire now have the chance to share a message of thanks for all to see on the screen of the university of Northampton’s Energy Centre tower, a prominent part of Northampton’s skyline.

The impressive 26-meter-tall tower and the 12-meter-high screen will be lit with thank you messages sent in by residents across the county from 8pm to 9pm every Thursday. The purpose of these messages will be to thank local heroes on the frontline of the fight against Covid-19.

Spokesperson from the university of Northampton, Tree Behrens, said: “One of the bright spots in this pandemic has been seeing the way communities have been supporting and caring for one another, as well as the much-deserved recognition our key workers have received.

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The university of Northampton's Power Tower was lit up every Thursday throughout the first lockdown for the 'Clap for Carers' campaign.

“It has been humbling to see the sacrifices people have made to keep the wider community safe, and so wonderful to see the lengths to which people will go to help and bring joy to others.

“We’re delighted to be able to give a bigger voice to the community of Northampton by sharing their messages thanking our local heroes on our Energy Tower screen – from the emergency services to emergency plumbers, teachers and childcare workers to care home workers, our University students and graduates and many more.”

The Power Tower turned blue every Thursday evening during the first lockdown as part of the national Clap for Carers campaign.

The lit up tower could be seen from Northampton General Hospital; this was the university’s way of thanking NHS workers on the frontline fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

Tree Behrens added: “It’s really easy to share a message, simply download our template and get creative. Perhaps you want to thank an individual who has helped you, create a piece of artwork inspired by the pandemic, or write a short poem.

“We want to help you celebrate the local heroes who have made a difference to you, others and the community.”

You can share your message of thanks by downloading the template and then emailing your completed artwork to [email protected]

Submissions that are not in the spirit of thanks, inclusion and celebration of those supporting the community throughout the pandemic will not be published.