Burnley children design personalised thank-you cards for NHS amidst coronavirus outbreak

Children from the Queensgate Islamic Centre mosque in Burnley have designed thank-you cards to pay tribute to key workers and NHS staff for their amazing efforts during the coronavirus pandemic.

Tuesday, 14th April 2020, 2:29 pm
Updated Tuesday, 14th April 2020, 2:56 pm
One of the thank-you cards designed and created by the children.

With places of worship closed as a result of the epidemic, children have been taking part in online classes and were set homework to design and create their own thank-you card by the Imam. Taking to the task with relish, the kids have produced a raft of cards expressing their gratitude for the NHS during what is an extremely difficult time.

GALLERY: Take a look at some more of the cards designed by the children"It came off the back of [the children] taking part in the Thursday night clap to show our appreciation for key workers and in particular the NHS workers on the front line," explained Afrasiab Anwar, Councillor for Bank Hall. "It lets us show how much we value what the NHS is doing whilst putting themselves at risk.

"The kids really relished it and, while it's a difficult time for everyone, it shows they're embracing working and learning from home," Clrr Anwar added. "If there's one positive to take from all this, it's the fact that all our communities, regardless of background or faith, are pulling together.

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"Being a Burnley lad, seeing how the town has come together to support the vulnerable through food banks and other efforts shows how united we are together."

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