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GET LOOKING: Hemel Hempstead craftspeople create post-box topper trail

 Published on: 18th August 2020   |   By: Amneet Kaur   |   Category: Uncategorized

Craftspeople around Hemel Hempstead have joined forces to create a knitted post-box topper trail around the town and are raising money for a charity.

Hemel’s very own YarnBomb group has come together to create a knitted post-box topper trail based on children’s books and nursery rhymes. 

The toppers will also have a text number/QR code attached so people can donate to the Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity if they wish.

The charity helps and empowers seriously ill children to lead a good life, helping them to face life’s toughest challenges with the support of Specialist Children’s Roald Dahl nurses. 

From Monday August 31, at least eight post-boxes will be adorned with a knitted topper.

Alongside the book themed toppers will be books hidden by Hemel’s Hidden Books as well as painted rocks by Hemel Rocks.

Eloise Mason, who is part of the YarnBomb group, came up with the idea of the children’s trail.

She said: “The crafting community has really come together to bring smiles to the faces of young and old alike.”

Speaking about the trail, Eloise said: “Will you spot them all? Where will Jemima Puddle-Duck be hiding? Will the Very Hungry Caterpillar be munching near you? Will you be brave enough to take tea with a tiger or journey through the wardrobe to Narnia?”

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