A Stanmore resident created Christmas-themed mailbox toppers, that were seen around the neighbourhood.
Lynne Jones designed the post box toppers to “brighten up the local environment” while also raising funds for the charity Crisis. It is the national charity for homeless people in the UK.
The winter toppers were put up on November 30.
There are currently five toppers around Stanmore on Gordon Avenue, Old Lodge Way, Vernon Drive, Lady Aylesford Ave, and Abercorn Road. The toppers include a large snowman, “Santa Claws,” (a festive lobster) and three with wintery scenes.
Throughout the year, Lynne created toppers. She picked various charity to raise money for each themed post-box topper.
Lynne said: “It is horrible to think of the homeless sleeping out on the streets, especially over Christmas.”
Before the Christmas toppers, there were poppy toppers for Remembrance and over the summer there were holiday-themed toppers in aid of the Family Holiday Association.
The original summer toppers have been reused, with new ones added, with the help of three other ladies who made some of the decorations.
She continued: “I enjoy being creative, making the toppers provides an outlet for this creativity. I hope that people enjoy seeing the toppers and that they help encourage a sense of community.
The knitter’s topper base typically takes a few evenings to create. The items on the top can take anything from an hour to a couple of days.
Lynne was inspired by post-box toppers she saw during Easter, on Eastcote and Ruislip last year and was inspired to produce some for Stanmore.
To donate visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/stanmorexmastoppers