Plastic recycled as art for charity
Hundreds of discarded plastic bottles have been used to create a three-metre long Zeppelin for Bury St Edmunds’ World War 1 Trail.
It’s been made by partners of Rojo Art, Heidi McEvoySwift and Jacquie Campbell. Up to 800 half litre bottles, obtained from friends and family, the Sybil Andrews Academy, Unit 1 Gym and the Theatre Royal have been used, along with bicycle wheels from Revel Bike Shop, plastic plumbing pipes, steel rods, bottle tops and hoops.
The zeppelin is one of 18 pieces of art which have been created for the trail, organised by the My WiSH Charity and Our Bury St Edmunds, the town’s business improvement district (BID), which is aiming to raise £500,000 for the Every Heart Matters appeal to help create a fully integrated cardiac centre at the West Suffolk Hospital. The 65cms diameter structure is displayed in Market Thoroughfare, close to where a Zeppelin raid took place in the town during the 1914-1918 war.
To support the Every Heart Matters appeal go to mywishcharity.co.uk. To donate to the appeal go to: Justgiving.com/ehma or text EHMA17 £10 to 70070.