Getting Crafty To Thank Key Workers
Youngsters in South Tyneside are spreading some Easter cheer by making thank you cards for key workers going the extra mile to help deal with the coronavirus pandemic.
The tiny tots of key workers, who are going to three of the Council's children's centres, have made the cards for NHS staff and for their cleaners whose efforts have enabled the centres to remain open.
Primrose, Boldon and Horsley Hill Children's Centres are open only for vulnerable youngsters and children of key workers whose parents have a critical role to play in the fight against Covid-19.
The Mayor of South Tyneside Council, Councillor Norman Dick, said: "Our heroic NHS staff as well as other highly valued key workers are vital players in the battle against this virus.
"Whether working as cleaners, keeping children safe or working at the frontline to save lives, it is good to see the efforts of these key workers appreciated by some of the youngest members of our communities."
He added: "I am sure these cards will raise the spirits of those working harder than ever in these challenging times.
"To help them, I would encourage everyone who is not a key worker to continue to follow the government guidance and to stay at home to contain the spread of the disease."
Families are encouraged to share their children's Easter arts and crafts by emailing them to loveST@southtyneside.gov.uk where they will be showcased online.