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Sister dailies run readers’ drawings of coronavirus crisis ‘heroes’

Two sister dailies have begun publishing readers’ drawings of their “heroes” of the coronavirus crisis.

Aberdeen dailies the Press & Journal and Evening Express are running the pictures in print and online as part of the ‘We Art Our Heroes’ project.

HTFP previously reported how the project, launched last month, aims to create a “lasting tribute to all frontline workers”.

The drawings featured on the front page of the P&J last Monday, pictured below.

PJ art

In an accompanying comment piece, editor Frank O’Donnell said: “We at the Press & Journal and Evening Express felt it was important to give everyone in the north and north-east an opportunity to celebrate those who have made a difference to us and to our communities.

“Which was why we asked you to take part in We Art Our Heroes, a major project that will not only show the depth of our gratitude today, but create a legacy to ensure these lockdown legends and what they achieved are remembered in the future.

“We have been overwhelmed and humbled by the response from people of all ages, from all walks of life, drawing and painting portraits of those who gave them hope and comfort.

“Your contributions have ranged from sketches to stunning works of art, but all have one common theme – a sense of respect, pride and love for the people who have been at their best when the pandemic was at its worst.

“We are proud to share these works and to send out your message, loud and clear… We Art Our Heroes.”