Over 1,000 knitted angels have been placed around the Leicestershire village of Fleckney, to spread some good will this festive season, and help warm the hearts of people across the community.
The angels have been created by members of Fleckney Churches, and placed around the village as a gesture of goodwill during the countdown to Christmas.
In total, around 1,300 have been attached to railings across the village, complete with a message inviting people to take an angel home and place it on their tree.
“Everyone is welcome to take an angel if you see them. Take one for someone who you think needs some festive cheer, or take one from yourself to put on your tree,” said a spokesman for the cause.
“They are gifts to everyone from the Fleckney Churches. People from all over our village, and other villages have knitted them during the year,” they went on to explain.
Many of the angels have been given to pupils at Fleckney Primary School while around 70 winged their way over to residents at Saddington Grange Nursing Home.
The gesture has warmed the hearts of people across the Fleckney community, who took to social media to praise the “beautiful” creations, and also the “amazing community spirit”, which is alive and well in the village.
“Thank you Linda Beynon and all the lovely people who have spent time and effort knitting these beautiful angels,” said a spokesman for The Lady Byron School, who were gifted a delivery of angels.
“You definitely brought our school some Christmas cheer. We feel extremely lucky to be part of such a wonderful community.”
“Can I just say that these are not only absolutely beautiful but I’m sure have made many people smile today,” commented another member of the community.
“I personally want to say thank you to everyone who took their time to make these. I took a couple that are looking beautiful on my little boy’s resting place, so thank you and merry Christmas to you all.”