Saturday 1 January 2022

Trees Wearing Jumpers

Walking through Stratford-upon-Avon one can see some trees that are brightly decorated with wool. This one is in the square in front of the Shakespeare Theatre near the canal basin.

The kids, of course, love it.

Some more, further along.

There are a lot more by the Holy Trinity Church.

They've been' yarn-bombed' for charity. The project is called The Remembering Tree, created by local Stratford-upon-Avon based charity Goodwill and Growth for Africa UK (or GAGA-UK).

The trees are wrapped in hundreds of knitted or crocheted squares (made from synthetic wool so as not to damage the tree) to raise funds and awareness for their cause. Individuals can buy a square for £5 or a bauble for £25; this money goes to GAGA-UK to help suport their work in Africa, and your square or bauble is dedicated to celebrating or remembering a loved on at Christmas - hence, the name,  Remembering Tree. The dedication is put on the list next to the tree and is also published in the Stratford-upon-Avon Herald newspaper.

Even the noticeboard has been yarn-bombed.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy New Year. Let's hope that 2022 will be kinder to all of us.

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