The installation was set up by Sneinton Salvation Army, a local church and charity. (Photo credit: Kellie Griffiths)

A “prayer wall” has recently been installed in Sneinton with the aim of cheering up the local community during the coronavirus lockdown.

The installation was set up by Sneinton Salvation Army, a local church and charity aiming to support the well-being of the local community during the coronavirus pandemic.

Positive messages and posters have been left on the fence outside the church to encourage people to engage in this initiative.

Participants were asked to send “messages of hope” to the local community by writing letters and stick them to the posters.

Those who prefer painting or drawing are also invited to take part by putting their illustrations into the letter box, which will later be attached to the wall.

Attendants were asked to respect social distancing measures and to make use of hand sanitizer from a container attached to the fence.

Abi Pitt, Pioneer Community Leader at Sneinton Salvation Army, said: “We put up the wall on Wednesday, April 30 because we recognised that in these strange and difficult times we wanted to create a space for the community to share prayers, hopes and dreams and also create a visual representation of the prayers and love for our community at this time.

“It’s been so great to see the messages start to build as people interact with the prayer wall, we are so thankful for community at this time and the simple acts of generosity and encouragement that mean so much at this time.”