Trinity College, Royal Papworth Hospital and Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre turned blue for Clap for Carers
Cambridge landmarks were bathed in blue in a show of support for key workers battling the coronavirus pandemic.
A team of the city’s event professionals lit up Trinity College and the Royal Papworth Hospital for the #makeitblue campaign on Thursday night (April 23).
The Royal Papworth is the UK’s leading heart and lung hospital and a spokesperson said: “We are hugely grateful to the team for organising this stunning display in recognition of the important work that Royal Papworth Hospital staff and other key workers are doing during the Covid-19 outbreak. It has made this week’s Clap for Carers event very special for all our staff.”
Based on The Backs, Trinity’s beautiful Wren Library provided a perfect facade for the project.
Dame Sally Davies, master of Trinity College, said: “It’s wonderful to see the Wren Library turning blue in support of NHS staff and essential workers across the UK. I know from my lifetime on the frontline of the NHS and then as Chief Medical Officer how hardworking, dedicated and selfless NHS staff are.
“I am proud that Trinity has turned blue and that those still living and providing essential services in college tonight, as every Thursday, have paid tribute to the vital role of key workers in the national effort against Covid-19.”
Separately, the Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre was turned blue by the Milner Therapeutics Institute, a department of the University of Cambridge.
Milner Institute director Tony Kouzarides said: “On behalf of scientists in Cambridge and throughout the UK, we thank NHS staff for their selfless dedication during this pandemic.”
The previous week, the #makeitblue campaign illuminated ARU's Young Street building which houses the Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care, providing teaching space for nursing and health courses.