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The Crisis Project: Letters to the NHS

· First year maths student, Soumya Krishna Kumar has started The Crisis Project: Letters to the NHS to encourage members of the public to write to letters of support to key workers in the NHS during the Covid-19 pandemic

· There are currently 700 volunteers from the ages of 6-90 years old writing to keyworkers

· You can sign up to be a volunteer or nominate a key worker to have a letter sent to them at www.thecrisisproject.com

The Crisis Project: Letters to the NHS was set up by first year University of Warwick Maths Student Soumya Krishna Kumar, in a bid to encourage members of the public to write bespoke letters to keyworkers, recognising them for their individual efforts during the pandemic.

Since lockdown began millions of people stood on their doorsteps to clap for our carers on Thursdays at 8pm, however the clap for carers has now ended, but key workers are still working incredibly hard during the Covid-19 crisis.A child's letter to a key worker.

Soumya Krishna Kumar, a first year maths student at the University of Warwick decided clapping for carers wasn’t enough, and started the Crisis Project, a non-profit social enterprise, aiming to create a community of change makers.

The flagship project Letters to the NHS encourages volunteers to write bespoke letters to the individual key workers supporting and thanking them for their continued efforts during the pandemic.

Soumya launched the project five weeks ago, and already has over 700 volunteers from the ages of 6 to 90 years old writing such letters. However, she is after more volunteers or key workers to be nominated for people to write to.

To sign up to volunteer for the project or to nominate a key worker to receive a letter visit: www.thecrisisproject.com and check their progress on Instagram by following @thecrisisprojectSoumya Krisha Kumar - Credit: Andrea Land

Soumya Krishna-Kumar, a first year student at the University of Warwick and founder of The Crisis Project comments:

“We’ve all seen the stories in the news about keyworkers in the NHS working incredibly hard to hold the country together, they all make incredible sacrifices every day to help the public, while we stay safe at home. I want to recognise each worker and thank them for their sacrifice, no matter how great or small.

“I decided the best way to thank them was not to simply applaud them, but to write to them and thank them personally. At The Crisis Project, our anthem is ‘passionate about compassion’ – if I can get people to take just 10 minutes out of their day to write a letter of support, it could be a new age of kindness.

“If you’d like to sign up to write a letter to a key worker, or know of one you’d like to nominate to receive a letter please do so by visiting www.thecrisisproject.com

ENDS

9 JUNE 2020

NOTES TO EDITORS

For further information please visit: www.thecrisisproject.com

Follow their progress on Twitter and Facebook by following @crisisprojectuk

Instagram: @thecrisisproject

High-res images available at:

https://warwick.ac.uk/services/communications/medialibrary/images/june2020/child_letter.jpg
A child’s letter to a key worker.

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Soumya Krisha Kumar - Credit: Andrea Land

https://warwick.ac.uk/services/communications/medialibrary/images/june2020/whatsapp_image_2020-05-21_at_15.44.40_2.jpeg
Soumya Krisha Kumar - Credit: Andrea Land

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Soumya Krisha Kumar - Credit: Andrea Land

Video available to view at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zs1oVeErtY0&feature=youtu.be
Video credits:
Alex Forsey - Director of Photography
Andrea Land - Producer
Yadian S. Gibert - Editor
Patrizia AG - London footage

For further information please contact:
Alice Scott
Media Relations Manager – Science
University of Warwick
Tel: +44 (0) 7920 531 221
E-mail: alice.j.scott@warwick.ac.uk

Or

Soumya Krishna Kumar
Founder of The Crisis Project
E-mail: crisisprojectuk@gmail.com

For further information please contact:
Alice Scott
Media Relations Manager – Science
University of Warwick
Tel: +44 (0) 7920 531 221
E-mail: alice.j.scott@warwick.ac.uk

Or

Soumya Krishna Kumar
Founder of The Crisis Project
E-mail: crisisprojectuk@gmail.com