Thinking positive - uplifting stories from across the West Country during the coronavirus lockdown

We have been inundated with wonderful stories from viewers during the coronavirus lockdown. Here is a selection of your videos, pictures, songs and challenges.

Scarecrows take over Cornish village to support key workers during COVID-19

Credit: Laura Sansom

The village of Kilkhampton just outside Bude has been taken over by scarecrows all dressed as key workers. Laura Sansom took her children out to see them on their daily walk and has photographed most of them.

These are just a selection of the 30 police officers, nurses, doctors, posties and paramedics. Did you spot Colonel Tom Moore doing his amazing fundraising walk?

Army, police, paramedics and patients join in Clap for Carers at Bristol's new Nightingale Hospital

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Thursday 30 April marked the sixth time that the region has stopped what they were doing at 8pm and gave NHS staff and key workers a round of applause for their contribution during Covid-19.

It was a first at the Nightingale Hospital in Bristol, which opened on Monday 27 April to cater for patients with coronavirus. Mounted police, firefighters, ambulance staff, NHS workers were among those taking time out to thank workers - and also people for staying home to protect lives during the lockdown.

The village of Southstoke in Somerset says a giant thank you to the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic. Credit: ITV West Country

Nurses, blood bike riders and other staff at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro honour NHS colleagues

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As people across the West Country paid tribute to NHS Heroes - staff at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro also stopped to honour their colleagues.

Gloucestershire ambulance worker's poem reflects the work they are having to do during the outbreak

The poem centres on the work done by ambulance care workers in Gloucestershire during the crisis. Credit: E-Zec Gloucestershire

Ambulance care assistants from Gloucester have been taking time out every Thursday evening to honour their crew mates and NHS colleagues during Covid-19.

Karen Lepford, one of the team at E-Zec Medical Transport, has written a poem about their very difficult work, which has been turned into a moving video.

Somerset villagers applaud tractor tribute to NHS Heroes

Farmers in Somerset have paid their own special tribute to key workers during the clap for carers. A convoy of tractors has driven through the village of Chedzoy to warm applause.

Video courtesy Micha Chandler

Fancy sending someone a card? Wallace and Gromit creator Nick Park has been doodling some designs during the lockdown

Credit: Gromit Unleashed

Nick Park from Bristol's Aardman Animations has been busy in isolation during some exclusive sketches to say thank you to the NHS.

There's nothing like a card to cheer someone up during the lockdown - or wish them well. The Wallace and Gromit designs are available as e-cards with donations going to the Coronavirus Emergency Appeal at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.

Student nurses put on their uniforms in style ready to start work during Covid-19

These are some of the student nurses starting work during the pandemic. Credit: Plymouth University Exeter School of Nursin

Student nurses from Plymouth have made an upbeat video to mark the week they start work at Derriford Hospital. The apprentices - including a mother and daughter - can be seen celebrating getting in uniform in double-quick time.

They've graduated from Plymouth University's Exeter School of Nursing early because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Video courtesy: Plymouth University Exeter School of Nursing

Five-year-old Henry from Somerset takes on the 2.6 Challenge for charity. Credit: Family

Did you take part in the 2.6 challenge?

The 2.6 challenge launched on Sunday 26 April. It has been organised to coincide with what would have been the date of the London Marathon, which was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

All people need to do in order to take part is think of an activity that suits their skills and is based around the number 2.6 or 26.

The challenge is open to anyone of any age - the only requirement is that the activity must follow the Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing.

Five-year-old Henry's obstacle race for foodbank and homelessness charity

Henry Diggle from Midsomer Norton in Somerset took part in the 2.6 Challenge on Sunday 26 April, raising more than £400 for the Genesis Trustto support homeless and disadvantaged people living in and around Bath.

He did it by completing a home-made obstacle course - here are all 26 stages!

Lee’s 2.6 Ironman challenge in his back garden

This was Lee Stephen’s effort - doing ‘lengths’ of his back garden paddling pool.

Lee works for Ordnance Survey, which is taking part in the challenge to raise awareness of need to support local charities.

The West Country unites in showing its support for carers and key workers

Once again people took to their doorsteps and windows on Thursday 23 April at 8 pm to praise and thank those workers who are helping the battle against coronavirus. They were joined in turn by key workers themselves in a huge show of support.

Here's how the West Country clapped for the carers, the NHS Heroes and the key workers we rely on.

Cornwall Pride draws a giant rainbow in the sand to thank the area's key workers

Cornwall Pride has created a huge rainbow thank you on Newquay's Towan Beach. Credit: Mom photos

Rainbows have been going up across the West Country as a tribute to the NHS, carers and key workers on the frontline during the coronavirus pandemic. Cornwall Pride has one of the largest rainbow flags in the UK so used it to create a massive 'Thank You' - 'Meur Ras' in Cornish on Towan Beach in Newquay.

It took four people two hours to create - all following social distancing and washing hands when changing equipment. Two arranged the flag, one artist, Pat Fete, designed it and one photographer took the picture.

The whole process was filmed from above by aerial cameraman Andrew Watson.

Westbury man pays tribute to the NHS with a rooftop laser show

People in Westbury have been treated to a NHS tribute laser show thanks to Tony Dunn and son Harrry. Credit: Deborah Rendell

Fundraiser completes Ironman in garden in aid of local foodbank

Richard Groome from Malmesbury does the #athomeironman challenge. Credit: Richard Groome

Richard Groome completed a full Ironman Triathlon in his garden on Sunday 19 April to raise money for his local Foodbank.