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Derbyshire brothers make cushions for 'tired' key workers

Two brothers have spent the coronavirus lockdown making cushions for NHS workers and supermarket staff.

Ronnie, 10, and seven-year-old Reggie Cockroft, from Littleover in Derby, have sewn about 100 cushions for the key workers.

Their mum Shelley said Ronnie had the idea to make cushions “because he expects they [key workers] would be extremely tired with all the extra hours they’re doing”.

Reggie, who has cerebral palsy, has also been able to sew some cushions with his brother’s help.

“They’re [NHS workers] saving lots of lives and when Reggie was being born they saved his life as well, so we want to say ‘thank you’ for it,” Ronnie said.

Video journalist: Alex Thorp

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