In Pictures: Nation salutes NHS and Captain Tom as Clap for Carers continues

The country has shown its pride in the NHS and fundraising champion Captain Tom Moore with an array of colourful displays, as the nation made itself heard once again during the weekly Clap for Carers.

Second World War veteran Captain Tom has raised more than £31 million for the NHS.

Second World War veteran Captain Tom Moore with birthday cakes as he celebrates his 100th birthday
He celebrated his 100th birthday with some impressive-looking cakes (Emma Sohl/Capture the Light Photography/PA)
A customised balloon of Captain Tom Moore is delivered to the home of the Second World War veteran as he celebrates his 100th birthday
A customised balloon of Captain Tom was among the items delivered to the centenarian (Jacob King/PA)
A woman and a man with deliveries of flowers to mark the 100th birthday of Second World War veteran Captain Tom Moore at the gates of his home in Marston Moretaine, near Bedford
He celebrated his big day at home in Marston Moretaine, near Bedford (Joe Giddens/PA)
A mural of Captain Tom Moore in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales, by graffiti artist Tee2Sugars
Graffiti artist Tee2Sugars paid tribute to the NHS fundraiser with a mural in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales (Tee2Sugars/PA)
A mural tribute to Colonel Tom Moore on his 100th birthday in Clonduff, east Belfast
He wasn’t the only one – this striking effort is in Clonduff, east Belfast (Niall Carson/PA)
A banner in support of the NHS opposite King’s College Hospital in south London
Captain Tom’s support for the NHS is being echoed around the country, as this banner opposite King’s College Hospital in south London shows (Victoria Jones/PA)
A banner in support of the NHS opposite King’s College Hospital in south London
There’s plenty of love for the health service on display (Victoria Jones/PA)
A woman takes a photograph of graffiti in support of the NHS in south-east London
A woman takes a photograph of graffiti in support of the NHS in south-east London (Victoria Jones/PA)
A loyalist bonfire in Portadown Co Armagh cancelled because of Covid-19 has been turned into a giant tribute to the NHS
In Northern Ireland, a loyalist bonfire in Portadown Co Armagh which was cancelled because of Covid-19 has been turned into a giant tribute to the NHS (Niall Carson/PA)
A sheep with a rainbow painted on its side in a field near Dunblane
A sheep with a rainbow painted on its side in a field near Dunblane (Andrew Milligan/PA)
Medical staff outside the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford, Kent, join in the applause to salute local heroes during Thursday’s nationwide clap for carers
The nationwide clap for carers continued, with medical staff outside the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford, Kent, joining in (Gareth Fuller/PA)
Prime Minister Boris Johnson stands outside 10 Downing Street in London as he joins in the applause to salute local heroes during Thursday’s nationwide clap for carers
Prime Minister Boris Johnson was part of the applause outside 10 Downing Street (Aaron Chown/PA)
Staff and first responders outside Daisy Hill Hospital in Newry, Co Armagh, Northern Ireland
Staff and first responders outside Daisy Hill Hospital in Newry, Co Armagh, Northern Ireland (Niall Carson/PA)
Piper Louise Marshall performs in Leith, Edinburgh, during Thursday’s nationwide clap for carers
Piper Louise Marshall performs in Leith, Edinburgh, during Thursday’s nationwide clap for carers (Jane Barlow/PA)
Medics outside the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London join in the applause
Medics outside the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London join in the applause (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)
Local people outside the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London join in the applause
Rainbows were on show as the public showed their appreciation (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)
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