Stroud couple create giant heart to show solidarity with Syrian people
Jimmy Edmonds (front left) and Jane Harris (front right) with friends who helped them install 2,000 red flags in a field in Chalford to form a giant heart in a show of solidarity with the Syrian people (1189593)
TWO thousand handmade flags were planted in a Chalford field over the weekend in a display of solidarity with civilians caught-up in Syria’s bloody civil war.
Fluttering in the gentle morning breeze, they formed a giant red heart on the serene and sun washed hillside at Westley Farm.
The peace and quiet of the rural Cotswolds setting might have been a far cry from the Damascus suburbs where gun battles between Government forces and rebels continue to rage.
But the couple who brought the Have A Heart for Syria artwork to Stroud hope it will have a direct impact on the lives of those fleeing the fighting as they seek to raise funds for Oxfam, which is providing shelter and aid to refugees who have managed to escape the conflict.
Stroud filmmaker Jimmy Edmonds and his wife Jane Harris are asking people to donate just £1 to sponsor a flag, with all of the money going to Oxfam’s Syria Crisis Appeal.
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