Katie Price and son Harvey, 17, thank NHS staff in heartwarming video

Katie Price and her son Harvey thanked NHS staff in a heartwarming video as they took part in the Clap For Carers campaign during the coronavirus lockdown on Thursday.

The reality star, 41, and Harvey, 17, praised healthcare workers who are battling the COVID-19 pandemic across the country.

In Katie’s Instagram video, she thanked the NHS for their help and for still taking care of her son – who has multiple disabilities – during the epidemic.

Sweet: Katie Price and her son Harvey thanked NHS staff in a heartwarming video as they took part in the Clap For Carers campaign during the coronavirus lockdown on Thursday

In the video she said: ‘Me and Harvey would like… we want to say a massive thank you to everyone all the social house carers, nurses, doctors, everyone helping at this moment in time. Harvey gives a massive thank you.

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‘And you’ve been amazing with Harvey’s medication and everything so just keep well and thank you.’

She captioned the video: ‘A huge thank you to all the health and social care staff on our front line during this pandemic.

‘Harvey and I will be giving a huge round of applause to all of you tonight at 8PM. Please join us and clap from your windows, doors and balconies.

Praise: The reality star, 41, and Harvey, 17, praised healthcare workers who are battling the COVID-19 pandemic across the country

When Harvey was born he was diagnosed with the rare genetic disorder Prader-Willi Syndrome, among other health complications including being blind due to Septo-optic dysplasia while he is also autistic, has an underactive thyroid and diabetes.

Katie joined a host of stars applauding the NHS, including Daniel Craig and his wife Rachel Weisz, the Beckham family, Phillip Schofield, Gemma Collins and Rochelle Humes.

The Clap For Carers campaign, which started online, has been staged because ‘during these unprecedented times they need to know we are grateful’, the organisers said.

Thankful: In Katie’s Instagram video, she thanked the NHS for their help and for still taking care of her son – who has multiple disabilities – during the epidemic

It followed similar moves in Italy and Spain – which have the world’s highest death tolls – which created astonishing scenes earlier this month as they applauded from terraces in the countries’ cities.

Chief nursing officer of the NHS Ruth May said she appreciated the national salute planned to honour NHS workers.

Ruth said: ‘Nurses and midwives in our care staff are working around the clock. They are working so hard. And I have a very huge personal thank you to make to them.

She said she felt ‘very humble, very proud, and a clap for our carers will mean so much for all of our NHS staff and social care teams as well. Thank you. I appreciate it.’

Katie captioned the video: ‘A huge thank you to all the health and social care staff on our front line during this pandemic’

A London-based intensive care nurse added to MailOnline: ‘It’s such a nice appreciation for the staff and we really are thank for it. We all really appreciate it.

‘Nurses don’t want to be heroes, we don’t want to be that, we just want people to not be sick and not have to come into us. We don’t see ourselves as heroes, this is just what we do on a daily basis.’

Clap For Carers is part of the #lightitblue campaign which has been organised by members of the events and entertainment industry as a way to say thank you.

Piers Morgan, Chris Moyles and Kate Garraway were among the celebrity presenters who said they backed the event.

Radio X presenter Moyles rallied his listeners to ‘make some noise for the thousands and thousands of people [in the NHS] that we’ll probably never meet, just to say ‘thank you’ for everything they are doing for us’ with a powerful message.

Following the applause, Chris took to Twitter in disbelief to share his reaction, writing: ‘Delighted to say loads of neighbours were outside clapping, cheering, whistling and even banging pans to make noise for our amazing, brilliant and brave NHS workers. Thank you for everything you do for us. #clapforNHS.’

Diagnosis: Harvey has rare genetic disorder Prader-Willi Syndrome, among other health complications including being blind due to Septo-optic dysplasia while he is also autistic

 

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