Yarn bombing creation torched in Potters Bar

PUBLISHED: 13:16 27 November 2018 | UPDATED: 12:00 28 November 2018

Yarn bombers created dozens of decorations to fit on post boxes,
Picture: Supplied by RSPCA

Yarn bombers created dozens of decorations to fit on post boxes, Picture: Supplied by RSPCA


Potters Bar residents are fuming after one of the colourful creations by fundraising yarn bombers was set alight.

Residents woke up to an array of beautiful hand-crafted Christmas scenes on top of 60 post boxes yesterday morning (Monday 26 November).

The amazing creations, which can be found in the Barnet, Brookmans Park and Potters Bar areas, were made by a secret society called the Dog Knits Yarn Bombers in aid of the RSPCA Southridge Centre,

Sadly last night, one of their creations was set on fire in Potters Bar.

Tina Bishop, spokesperson for the Dog Knits Yarn Bombers, said: “We are gutted to hear that one of the toppers has been destroyed and set on fire.

“It’s just heart-breaking to hear, especially when everyone who has been involved in making the toppers has volunteered their time and worked hard for months to create them.

“The toppers were a way of bringing some Christmas cheer to the local community as well as raising much needed funds for the RSPCA, so it’s sad to think that there is a small minority that have tried to spoil this.

“The support from the local community however has just been amazing and fear not, we are busy knitting a replacement to go out this evening.”

The 12-strong team of knitters made the toppers to raise money for the RSPCA Friends of Southridge pensioners scheme, which provides funding for sick animals and elderly animals at the centre.

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