The admin organisation crew are Clare Suttie and her team at Atlas Translations in the heart of St Albans, on Spicer Street.
Atlas offer a full translation service, and enjoy being part of the local community as well as working worldwide.
You can read more about them on their website: www.atlas-translations.co.uk
And of course, Atlas are delighted to sponsor their very own topper.
So how did this all start for Atlas Translations’ Director Clare Suttie? Back in January 2018, Clare met a lady from the Secret Society of Hertford Crafters. They had recently yarnbombed Hertford and raised lots of money for their local hospice.
The idea really appealed to Clare and she mentioned it to her friend Candy. That summer Candy sent Clare a photo of a Postbox Topper that she had made – on a postbox near her house – and the rest, as they say, is history.
In December 2018, Clare and Anna from Atlas Translations along with Candy, trudged the streets of St Albans putting 23 Postbox Toppers onto Postboxes in St Albans. The response was fantastic, the Postbox Toppers raised over £4,000 and the team vowed to do it again!
St Albans city centre is pretty much like many other city and yarnbombing brings colour and humour, especially in the winter months. You won’t see the same yarn bomb twice – they are handmade and truly unique. Yarnbombing can tell stories. It’s not perfect, or polished and that also adds to its charm. It’s art for everyone, truly accessible!
In 2019 the St Albans Postbox Toppers campaign raised just over £12,325.99 – incredible!
In Summer 2020, we ran an extra, smaller, floral trail, raising nearly £4000.