PEOPLE across Chester and Ellesmere Port have been playing their part to boost morale during the coronavirus crisis – whether it be helping vulnerable residents or raising the spirits of frontline workers.

Readers of The Standard have been getting in touch with us about the great – and often simple – things that have been happening in their communities over the past couple of weeks.

Here is a round-up:

Ellesmere Port resident Janine Evans contacted us about her 11-year-old daughter Hollie Evans using the family's driveway to thank NHS staff and key workers, while also spreading a very important message – stay at home!

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Laura Fazakerley, from Chester, sent us this photograph of her niece's artwork, saying: "My niece saw everyone painting rainbows on their homes and thought she'd do something different. She painted beautiful flowers on her windows to make passers by smile."

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Little Sutton resident Dan Thomas has transformed his living room into a weekly pub quiz venue – all done in isolation of course.

He said: "I started a virtual pub quiz from my lounge in Little Sutton and it's going off the chain! I had over 500 people in my first quiz on Saturday (April 4).

"The next one is on Saturday 11 at 8pm. I'm just trying to give people a bit of a laugh on the weekend. I'm not making any money from it."

For more information about Dan's virtual pub quiz click here.

People living in the Lache area have been howling with laughter from their house windows and doorsteps as Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Mr Blobby have all been spotted walking the streets.

Resident Anya Marie contacted us to hail "unsung hero" Stuart Vincent for using his one walk of the day to bring the community some joy during the crisis.

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A Facebook group – Support for our vulnerable in Blacon – has been set up and joined by more than 700 people, with those who are most in need receiving vital food donations and supplies.

A woman from Ellesmere Port is making hundreds of special headbands which hospital staff and carers can attach their protective face masks to so they avoid getting painful sores.