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29 May 2020, 10:25
Kate Garraway gave an update to her 784,000 Instagram followers about the health of her husband Derek Draper last night.
Derek has been in hospital since the end of March, with Kate telling her followers that she hopes to be given the chance to be reunited every day.
The Smooth Radio presenter posted a video of herself, alongside daughter Darcey and son Billy, as all three took part in Thursday night’s final clap for carers.
Posting on her Instagram, Kate wrote: “Hear this might be the last clap for carers so Billy thought we should get the drums out to go out in style!
“It’s been such a source of weekly comfort for them and me and I must admit I felt the tears come tonight to think it’s coming to an end while our fear for Derek goes on.
“But even if we don’t clap next Thursday it won’t diminish my eternal thanks to all in the #nhs.
“They are keeping Derek alive and every one of them is fighting as hard as Derek is to give us the chance to be reunited. Hope has to keep us all going doesn’t it?
“I am having to find new ways of staying strong everyday for Darcey and Billy, as I know Derek would want me to.
“It’s not easy but when I think of how hard Derek is fighting and the bravery of all in the #nhs it helps.
“Thanks so much for all your messages and thanks for sharing on ClubGarraway.com.
“Standing together and learning from each other has to get us all through. #hope #love #clapthecarers #wherethereslifethereshope.”
Everyone at Smooth is thinking of Derek, Kate, Darcey and Billy and are wishing Derek a speedy recovery.