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CHARITY TRAIL: Celebrity post-box topper trail coming to Pinner next month

 Published on: 29th September 2021   |   By: Lizzie Ellis   |   Category: Uncategorized

Pinner residents can enjoy a special celebrity postbox toppers trail around different shops on half term week between October 22 and 31.

Twelve local shops will feature a topper inside the store and a question for children to engage with, all linked to a celebrity postbox toppers calendar to raise money for mental health charity, YoungMinds.

The trial comes after groups of yarn bombers, who made woolly artworks for postboxes, went viral across Britain during COVID-19 lockdowns, bringing a lot of joy to residents of Pinner, who would set off on walks to spot the latest creations.

The craze was documented by local journalist Belinda Goldsmith and photographer Rose Cussen in the book Lockdown Letterboxes: A very British yarn about the rise of postbox graffiti knitting during COVID to raise money for YoungMinds, as featured on the cover of PINNERNews in June.

In time for Christmas, some of the knitters and crocheters featured in the book have joined forces to create 12 celebrity postbox toppers ranging from David Attenborough to the Spice Girls, all featured on 2022 calendar, a perfect stocking filler again raising money for YoungMinds.

A team from the Ruislip and Eastcote Arts and Crafts have made a topper of the judges from Britain’s Got Talent (pictured). All 12 toppers will be on display in shops across Pinner for ten days from October 21.

To get involved pick up a trail quiz sheet from any of the participating shops and see what you can spot. The calendar and book are on sale for £9.99 each from Foodiewuwdies, on Amazon, and from lockdownletterboxes.com

 

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1 Comment

  1. Dorothy Shea October 19th, 2021, 10:04 am

    which shops have a trail quiz

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