Tributes from across the borough have been pouring into an online book of thanks for the NHS, carers and key workers.
The book, launched by Charnwood Borough Council, features messages of appreciation for the many people continuing to work on the front line to support the public with everything from health care to shopping and bin collections.
Cllr Jonathan Morgan, Council Leader, said: “I am heartened to read all of the messages of thanks and appreciation for those workers who are continuing to put themselves at risk to deliver services and care for our friends and loved ones.
“Writing a message is a simple act that we can all make; I can’t wait to see even more people make this small gesture and fill the infinite pages of the book with gratitude.
“I would like to thank everyone who has shared their thanks in this book and hope we can continue to capture just how much the work of all NHS, care staff and key workers means to the borough.”
Gail Scothern of Queniborough wrote to all key workers, “Words hardly seem enough. Just feel tremendous gratitude for everything you are doing to keep others looks after.
“May you stay safe and well. You deserve our respect – always, not just at this time.”
The book is available to view online and once completed will be shared with the NHS and agencies later in the year.
Michael Pope of Syston thanked the NHS: “Forever indebted to the NHS and the miracle of modern medicine x.”
As well as messages, contributors have also uploaded photographs and pictures of their tributes.
Eileen from Loughborough added: “Would just like to say a huge thank you to all key workers. We are all keeping our country running under the circumstances we are in at this time, with an extra special one for the Doctors and Nurses who are doing an amazing job.”
To read the book or make an entry visit www.charnwood.gov.uk/forevergrateful.