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New fundraising Top Trumps feature key workers and Addenbrooke’s in Cambridge

Two new Top Trumps games featuring key workers and hospitals across the country are helping to raise money for the NHS during the coronavirus outbreak.

The Britain at Its Best games, which are available to buy from Monday (May 4), feature key workers in one pack and hospitals, including Addenbrooke’s in Cambridge, in the other.

As well as cards containing pictures of doctors and nurses, pest controllers, midwives and sea merchants, Boris Johnson also makes the cut as a government worker along with teachers, emergency response staff, volunteers, cleaners, bin and refuse workers and journalists.

Categories for people include an unsung hero rating and ‘street style’, with doctors getting the Top Trump card title.

Addenbrooke’s categories are year opened (1766), number of beds (1,000), fame (one) and rainbow rating (six).

The Nightingale Hospital in London is the hospital pack’s Top Trump with year opened (2020), number of beds (4,000), fame (three) and rainbow rating (seven).

The cost is £5 for both packs (including postage) with £1.50 going to the NHS.

Claire Simon, from Top Trumps, said: “Every single frontline key worker is, of course, a heroine and hero and would each score 10 (or even 11) out of 10 by any reckoning if we had devised a hero category.

“By creating an Unsung Heroes category we have ensured varying marks, in keeping with the game’s core classic and its unique and much-loved branding.”

She added: “Many of the public we spoke to pointed out that partners too are putting their lives on the line, albeit less directly. As well as being there physically they are providing emotional support. For that reason we listed partners as key workers.”

So what did Boris get for style? A not unsurprising one out of 10.

“We are sure that this new edition of Top Trumps can lift spirits in this very challenging and unprecedented period of time, as well as raising money for the NHS, with all net proceeds going direct to the NHS,” Claire said.

Buy the game from winningmoves.co.uk.

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