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TAKE A LOOK: Ruislip post boxes decorated in project centred around community

 Published on: 2nd April 2021   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

A creative project which has seen post boxes across Ruislip decorated with knitted toppers has helped spread a touch of joy amongst the community.

The project was initiated by Ruislip Arts and Crafters member Sarah Green who came up with the idea to help make members of the community smile.

Fran Tracey, a member of the group said that the most important thing was bringing the community together.

She said: “We made about 30 toppers, it’s so collaborative because there’s so many people in the group and it feels like we are all connected.

“It’s very much a team effort, it was started initially to make people smile.”

Fran added that they decided to support three charities allowing passers-by to donate using a QR code on the post boxes, following a trail which was created by Karen Norton.

She said: “We did a poll in the group and the three charities we chose this time were Young Minds, London Air Ambulance and Hillingdon Food Bank.

“That’s been a really nice bonus, we see people looking at the QR code tag which allows them to scan and donate to the charities straight away.”

Next time around in the summer the group are planning to support three more different charities and are inviting those interested in arts and crafts to join them.

Fran said: “We are primarily arts and crafters but people who want to learn can join as well, we are not all experts.

“We are really focussed on community and connection and will be meeting at the Red Onion Café owned by member Natalie Walker in Ruislip when we can.”

To keep an eye on the upcoming summer Topper Trail head to facebook.com/groups/369298937512021

Join the Ruislip Arts and Crafters at facebook.com/groups/1024216631418202

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