With the world’s population in lockdown, Letters Live launched the #ReadALetter campaign, opening the stage to everyone and asking the world to share letters of hope, education, love, appreciation, respect, thanks, solace and support.

Your response has been incredible – we’ve received letters from the heroes on the frontline; letters to relatives in need; letters to strangers who have stepped up and made a difference; letters to neighbouring families, streets, towns and countries; letters from teachers to their isolated pupils or to the parents who now find themselves home-schooling; letters to those in power; letters to a population crying out for words of comfort.

We’ve also received incredible letters from the world-class talent who take part in our Letters Live shows, from Stephen Fry reading an E. B. White letter, to Russell Brand reading his letter to Boris Johnson; from Caitlin Moran’s address to parents juggling homeschooling, to Margaret Atwood’s letter to her family while in self-isolation.

Thank you for your incredible letters of comfort and connection in these surreal times, we’ve been absolutely blown away by the response to Benedict’s invitation to #ReadALetter.

Head to our Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube to get inspired by these incredible letters.

And don’t forget to follow us. We may not be able to be with you in person right now, but we’ll continue to share the love and inspiration through letters on our channels.

Stay connected. Stay safe.

All at Letters Live