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Charity workers feature in new Top Trump cards


Recognition for key workers included in the popular game

A new edition of Top Trumps, honouring charity workers among coronavirus key workers launched today.

The card game has experienced a resurgence of late after first becoming popular in the 1970s.

The game rates key and essential workers who have saved Britain during the pandemic from doctors and nurses to less high-profile professions such as pest controllers, midwives and sea merchants.

Politicians, who are depicted on the Top Trumps card by Boris Johnson and journalists are included too.

The charity workers card rates them seven in the unsung heroes’ category with doctors achieving an eight.

Claire Simon, from Top Trumps, says: “Every single front-line key worker is, of course, a heroine and hero and would each score 10 (or even 11) out of 10 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 one and a half million 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.”



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