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#letsmeetagain community bunting project wrapping Cheltenham’s iconic venues

These are strange and challenging times but what is coming through loud and clear to us at The Cheltenham Trust is the wonderful community spirit that is so prominent in Cheltenham.

With so many people furloughed, children being schooled at home and the vulnerable and elderly self-isolating and shielding, it’s a time to keep connected with the community, and to keep busy and stimulated,  a time to embrace creativity and to engage in something new and worthwhile.

That’s why we’re inviting you to be part of our new #letsmeetagain community project. Our vision is to see our iconic venues adorned with home-made bunting as we welcome the community back and we meet again.

What a fabulous sight that will be to celebrate Cheltenham re-opening and coming back to life. Our buildings, Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham Town Hall, The Wilson, Leisure at Cheltenham and The Prince of Wales stadium are sizeable so we’re going to need a lot of bunting and we’d love to see as many of you as possible joining in.

Taking part is easy. You can sew your bunting using fabric, or knit or crochet your triangles if you would prefer. It doesn’t matter if you choose to make it patterned, plain, or multi-coloured. You might like to draw or make bunting out of paper which we’ll use inside our venues, this could be ideal for our younger bunting makers or those unable to stitch, knit or crochet.

We’ve created a template for you to use as a starting point, if you’d like to make your triangles bigger you can scale the template up to the size you’d like. Download the bunting template here.

We’re also keen to hear from anyone who might be able to donate supplies of fabric, ribbon and wool that could be distributed to people who would like to take part but who may not have any materials and are unable to access these supplies. Please email communications@cheltenhamtrust.org.uk if you can help.

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