Top Trumps tribute to key workers - The Leamington Observer

Top Trumps tribute to key workers

Leamington Editorial 5th May, 2020   0

FANS of Top Trumps can now pick up a special set dedicated to key workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

The brand new set comes in a ‘Britain at its Best’ pack, with another ‘Hospitals’ Top Trump set.

They are priced £5 with £1.50 from each set going to the NHS

There are 30 key workers featured, including doctors, nurses, midwives, NHS volunteers, police, fire and ambulance staff, care workers, teachers, postal workers, shop workers, refuse collectors, pest controllers, religious and spiritual leaders, politicians and journalists – along with the partners of key workers.

Each worker is judged out of ten on four features – the year they originated, ‘unsung hero rating’, ‘gadgets and gizmos’ and ‘street style’.

And, as with other Top Trumps packs, each card has a citation with more details on the relevant key worker.

Claire Simon, Top Trumps’ Global Marketing Manager, said: “Every single front-line key worker is, of course, a heroine and hero and would each score ten (or even 11) out of ten by any reckoning if we had devised a Hero category.

“By creating an Unsung Heroes category we have ensured varying marks, in keeping with the game’s core classic and its unique and much-loved branding.”

“From our research, which has been intensively conducted over the six weeks, partners of key workers came out top in this section.

“There are an estimated 1.5million partners of key workers in Britain so that’s a lot of unsung heroes and heroines.

“Many of the public we spoke to pointed out that partners too are putting their lives on the line, albeit less directly.

“As well as being there physically they are providing emotional support. For that reason we listed partners as key workers.”

The hospitals set features 30 hospitals from across the country, including Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth, St Thomas’ which treated Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Great Ormond Street and London’s Nightingale Hospital.

They are judged on the year they were opened, the number of beds they have, how famous they are and a ‘rainbow rating’.

Claire Simon added: “We are sure that this new edition of Top Trumps can lift spirits in this very challenging and unprecedented period of time, as well as raising money for the NHS, with all net proceeds going direct to the NHS.

Top Trumps Britain at its Best Key Workers is available exclusively by clicking here


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