Nottingham Playhouse

A theatre in Nottingham has launched a pen pal scheme to “keep our community connected”.

Nottingham Playhouse, located on Wellington Circus in the city centre, has set up the “inter-generational project” to connect those who are isolated as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement on their website, the playhouse says that the programme “aims to forge new friendships within the local community between people who wouldn’t otherwise cross paths”.

They added: “We know this small act of kindness will provide much-needed comfort and connection in a time when we could all use a bit of a boost.”

The theatre says that they are looking for care homes, hospitals and children’s homes to sign up their residents or patients.

All communication with pen pals will be via email.

If you would like to get involved with the scheme, you can follow the link on their website.