Sky’s the limit for Laser Steve and Fareham street’s display of appreciation for key workers and NHS

A FAREHAM street has been lighting up the night sky with messages of support for front-line workers thanks to an electrician known as Laser Steve.

Tuesday, 28th April 2020, 7:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 28th April 2020, 6:33 pm

Steve Jackson, 47, decided to turn his laser animation talents to create a weekly display of admiration for the NHS after taking part in the first Clap for your Carers campaign. Since then, Steve has used his lasers to display images of support and praise to accompany the applause.

Steve, who normally showcases his laser display at nightclubs and events, said: ‘I saw everyone come out to show their support with a round of applause and I wanted to to show my own admiration for the brilliant job they’re doing. I’ve been running the display every Thursday at 8pm and 9pm. I can’t praise them enough.’

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Laser Steve from Fareham has created a weekly light show in tribute to the NHS Pictured: Screenshots of Laser Steve’s work

The laser lights have been set up in Steve’s back garden where he projects his display on to neighbour’s rooftops. Animated images have included beating hearts, clapping hands and meaningful messages such as ‘big hand for NHS workers’ and ‘we love the NHS’.

Steve added: ‘So far the response from neighbours has been fantastic. Every time a message lit up the sky there was a big cheer and round of applause. As well as showing our support, the laser show has brought the street together and put a smile on people’s faces at a difficult time.’

Steve has been posting the weekly display on Facebook where feedback from posters resulted in him adding to his show.

‘Some of the messages pointed out it isn’t just NHS staff putting themselves in danger and so I created another display in support of key workers,’ he said.

Laser Steve, AKA Steve Jackson, uses a computer programme to help create a light display of appreciation for key workers.

The displays have certainly drawn support from Steve’s Facebook followers.

One poster commented: ‘Fabulous display. This would look great on the chalk pits overlooking Queen Alexandra Hospital.’

Another added: ‘Loved it Steve, well done. So nice to see every one out clapping and you getting a clap for the lasers.’

With the light nights set in for the next few months, last week may have been the last chance for the street to see Steve’s display of appreciation.

Steve said: ‘It’s starting to get too light to see the animation.’

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