The Prime Minister has praised members of the British Asian community who were nominated for their support for others throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

Boris Johnson has written a personal letter to thank individuals who supported their local communities during the lockdown.

People who helped their community were recognised as part of the British Asian Heroes social media campaign. Family, friends and people who have benefitted from support chose who to nominate for recognition by British Asian Heroes.

British Asian Heroes was a daily social media campaign which highlighted everyday community heroes during several weeks of lockdown amid the public health crisis.

The British Asian Heroes were nominated and highlighted for making a positive impact on the lives of others and helping make lockdown easier. Individual deeds included holding exercise classes, the delivery of food packages, mental health support, DJ lessons and hosting conversations online.

The British Asian Trust has highlighted members of the British Asian community who have been going above and beyond to ensure the safety and wellbeing of others.

In his letter, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “ I would like to offer my wholehearted support for the British Asian Trust’s Heroes campaign, and add my voice to millions around the country who celebrate the sacrifice, tenacity and heroism of British Asians in the fight against COVID-19.

“I would like to congratulate all the nominees of this fantastic event for your heroism, whether you are a doctor on the front lines or a volunteer making a real difference through everyday acts of kindness”.

The Prime Minister previously acknowledged another British Asian Hero, Rajinder Singh, also known as ‘The Skipping Sikh’, personally thanking him “for all that you are doing to support our extraordinary NHS, and encouraging the nation to pick up their skipping ropes and keep their spirits high by taking on your lockdown skip challenge!”.

The British Asian Trust continues to highlight the ongoing contribution of British Asian Heroes on a monthly basis. You can follow and discover British Asian Heroes via the British Asian Trust on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.