Celebrate our #healthheroes: share your photos and messages in the YEP

We want to hear from YOU... and here's how you can do it.

Tuesday, 7th April 2020, 10:23 am
Updated Tuesday, 7th April 2020, 10:24 am
Banners at Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield in support on the NHS. (Image: Scott Merrylees)

We are continuing to celebrate our health heroes and need your help to highlight the brave individuals and teams working on the frontline.

We need your photographs and for you to tell us who they are - their names, where they live, what they do and why they mean so much to you at this time.

Many will be used on the front page of our newspaper and in articles on our website as we say thank you to our #healthheroes this week.

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How to send your pictures

Email your photo, along with the name/role/message, to: [email protected] or [email protected]

Alternatively, send your photo, along with the name/role/message, to our Facebook page hereWhy we are asking for your help

For the last two Thursdays, hundreds of thousands of people filled the air with the sound of applause.

It was a simple act.

But one that showed just how much our nation’s health service meant to so very many.

People stood on the balconies of their flats, opened their doors and windows to cheer and bang pots and pans.

For some, it was the first time they had seen their neighbours in days - a chance to wave at them but ultimately a moment to join together in celebration.

It was hard not to feel moved by the experience, and truly felt like a triumph against adversity.

And each week the organisers of #clapforourheroes are looking to recreate that exact same moment again at 8pm as a way of showing thanks.

Superheroes don’t always wear capes

Thank you is a simple phrase and often underused.

But our titles across the whole JPIMedia portfolio are joining together to celebrate those who are working on the very frontline of keeping our nation safe during this uncertain time.

They are the doctors, nurses, porters, cleaners, administrators and many, many more who are making sure our extraordinary national health service can keep up with the increased demand as more people turn to it for help during the Covid-19 pandemic.

They are also the incredible army of volunteers who have come forward to offer their help at this time of national emergency.

But these workers aren’t just statistics.

They are mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, husbands and wives who are making the ultimate sacrifice to help others.

For many, they haven’t been able to see their own loved ones during this time for support when they need it the most.

Superheroes don’t always wear capes.

And that is why we want to recognise their brave efforts - but we need you, our readers, to help us.