We are rapidly approaching Christmas and it is a time when many companies and communities support charities. Quality papers like The Times have a Christmas appeal, and this is a good time to reflect on how lucky we are and how we could possibly help others.
So this year, I decided to support the local charity The St Albans Postboxes which is an amazing initiative founded by Clare Suttie, the CEO of Atlas Translations. 54 postboxes within the St Albans, Wheathampstead and Harpenden areas have been ‘yarnbombed’ by hugely talented creatives, who have knitted, crocheted and sewn toppers for the postboxes.
The idea is for everyone to go round finding all of the post box toppers; scanning the QR code (as proof) and someone will win a prize. There is also an opportunity for individuals to donate to charities supported by the St Albans Postbox initiative. Here is a map to download.
This year the following charities are being supported: Earthworks, Age Concern St Albans and Small Acts of Kindness. Here are details of the three charities. If you wish to make a donation, please donate here.
Above is the first topper to be revealed. There are flags to represent the international feel of Atlas Translations, the sponsor.
The Postbox The Superstar Communicator™ has sponsored for the St Albans Post box toppers is on Abbots Avenue, in front of St Julians Church and next to the bus stop.
SO I went back on Monday night, and by magic, the yarn bombers had sneaked in and decorated it. Whilst I took the photo at night, you can see the incredible creativity of the yarn bombers. You can also see the QR codes, to either donate or scan the fact you have seen the postbox.