Light it blue

26th March, 2020

We’re all indebted to the front-line work NHS staff are doing across the country, caring for our friends, relatives and communities.

On March 26 the Dock joined in with the national campaign, Light It Blue, to share a very public display of thanks to NHS doctors, nurses and other staff for their critical work.

Landmark buildings throughout Liverpool and all over the UK were lit in blue, as a salute to the NHS. As the nation stood on front doorsteps and in gardens to applaud NHS workers, the Dock’s Martin Luther King Jr building – a key entrance to the site – glowed blue in tribute to the NHS.
Professionals from across the events and entertainment industry joined together to generate a nationwide light show, which illuminated our landmarks and historic buildings. As the city and country stood together, Liverpool’s World Museum, St George’s Hall, Liverpool Town Hall and Cunard Building also showed their support.

The Light It Blue campaign was inspired by the NHS Clap For Our Carers campaign. Industry leaders in events and entertainment wanted to create a simultaneous show of support, inviting landmarks across the country to #lightitblue.

Light It Blue was part of an emotional March evening, occurring on the same night as the Clap for our Carers campaign, which followed similar tributes in Spain and Italy. The nation lined up on doorsteps, in windows and on balconies to pay tribute to the NHS with a collective round of applause.

We know it continues to be a challenging time, not least for those in our communities who’re on the front-line of support. We send our heartfelt thanks to the doctors, nurses and other NHS staff for their hard work during the coronavirus pandemic, and of course thank all of our wider Dock community for your support, too.