JPI Media titles across the country have launched a Big Thank You campaign asking readers to share with newspapers pictures and messages of those who have made a difference to life during lockdown.
The newsgroup has been running a Thank You NHS Heroes scheme throughout the pandemic in recognition of frontline health heroes, but today has called on readers to nominate the country’s ‘unsung heroes’.
The campaign was launched across JPI Media titles on front pages today including the Portsmouth News, the Yorkshire Evening Post (both pictured) and the Edinburgh Evening News.
The appeal asked for readers’ help to celebrate the work of the army of volunteers, medics and other key workers – as well as publish other personal thank yous – across the country for extraordinary service.
Jeremy Clifford, editor-in- chief, said: “Over the past 12 weeks we have seen the heroic efforts of so many key workers helping to keep us safe and healthy.
“There have been so many examples and stories about people’s acts of kindness and the personal risks to their own safety to help others.
“Our Big Thank You is our opportunity to give you the chance to say thanks. It can be a thank you to friends, loved ones, neighbours or employees who have done so much through this pandemic – acknowledging that their work is still ongoing.”
To send your message or picture, simply look up your local JPI title on social media. Readers can also upload their #BigThankYou to JPI’s Health Heroes Facebook group.