THEY have worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic trying to keep us safe and helping people who have been ill - our nurses.

Most of us know family members or friends who have been working so hard in the effort.

So to celebrate International Nurses Week we thought our readers could send in their photos of their nursing friends or family and a short message to say how proud you are of them.

Earlier this year, we featured the story of Rachel Hayes raising money for the critical care teams at Blackburn Hospital due to the stresses and strains the doctors and nurses were facing and how proud she was of her sister Ruth O'Doherty.

So it prompted us to put the appeal below to get our readers to send in their messages and a photo about how proud they are of nurses.