AS East Lancashire's NHS staff work bravely and tirelessly to fight coronavirus, the Lancashire Telegraph is urging people to show their support to these guardians angels of the community.

Messages have been pouring in to back the campaign and to tell the frontline staff just what their commitment and dedication means.

Cllr Mohammed Khan, leader of Blackburn with Darwen Council, said: “This campaign is a wonderful idea.

“We all need to do everything we can to support NHS front-line staff who are putting their lives in danger for the rest of us.

“Everyone needs to pull together. I fully support this great campaign by the Lancashire Telegraph.”

Professor Dominic Harrison, Director of Public Health, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council said: “I really welcome the Lancashire Telegraph’s campaign.

“We are now seeing NHS Local government and blue light services showing their true colours and we should be proud of every single one of them.

"Reducing the spread of the virus is the responsibility of all of us but these critical public service staff in the NHS and beyond are going to have to take additional risks on behalf of us all. They deserve every bit of support and encouragement we can give.”

Cllr Charlie Briggs, leader of Burnley Council, said: “It’s a fantastic campaign by the Lancashire Telegraph and has my full support.

“I have many friends working in the NHS who are currently under a lot of stress and strain. They are doing a fantastic job and everyone should throw their weight behind them and this campaign.”

Cllr Miles Parkinson, leader of Hyndburn Council, said: “Our NHS staff are at the frontline of the battle against coronavirus and need out full backing. I strongly support this campaign.”