Plas­tic re­cy­cled as art for charity

EADT Suffolk - - UPFRONT -

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.

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