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Sister dailies to publish readers’ drawings of coronavirus ‘heroes’

Two sister dailies are to publish pictured drawn by readers of those who have been “heroes” during the coronavirus crisis.

Aberdeen dailies the Press & Journal and Evening Express have announced the launch of the ‘We Art Our Heroes’ project, which aims to create a “lasting tribute to all frontline workers”.

Readers of the DC Thomson-owned dailies are being asked to draw pictures of some of the lockdown workers – including doctors, nurses, emergency service staff and others – who have helped out over the last year.

All the entries will appear in special supplements and online galleries starting on Monday 22 March.

The campaign's launch appeared on the front page of the Evening Express on Saturday

The campaign’s launch appeared on the front page of the Evening Express on Saturday

Frank O’Donnell, editor-in-chief and editor of the Press & Journal, said: “Over the past year we’ve covered some heartbreaking stories about the pandemic, but we’ve tried to balance that with stories of hope, kindness and resilience.

“We Art Our Heroes is a way of shining a light on the local heroes who put the needs of everyone else before their own.”

Craig Walker, editor of the Evening Express, added: “We Art Our Heroes is open to everyone and I would love to see people of all ages taking part.

“It doesn’t matter if you’re an accomplished artist or a keen beginner, your work will form part of a lasting record of the pandemic.”

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