London-based architect Tim Bushe has found a novel way to attract funds for charity that is looking after his ailing sister and others.
He has been shaping hedges in Finsbury Park in the form of elephants which attracted the attention of journalist Rhalou Allerhand, who posted pictures and wrote on Twitter, “The world has gone to s*#t but it’s OK because someone has done this to their hedge in Finsbury Park.”
The world has gone to shit but it’s OK because someone has done this to their hedge in Finsbury Park. pic.twitter.com/7vAxvCQF5t
– Rhalou Allerhand (@Rhalou) April 17, 2018
Mr Bushe is raising funds for the Charity Hft, which looks after people with learning difficulties, through ongoing topiary projects in public spaces.
“I am raising money for Hft through an ongoing topiary project in public spaces that engage local communities and create an amusing talking point,” the architect wrote on his JustGiving Page where online donations are collected.
“For many years Hft have looked after my youngest sister Martha who has Down Sydrome. She is wonderfully happy in a safe and secure community of people with similar disabilities,” Mr Bushe added.
His elephant-shaped hedges have received a lot of praise on Twitter:
Wonderful to see this masterpiece:
Elephants should never be ‘in the room’
– Rajesh Mohan (@raj_psyc) April 18, 2018
Best thing I’ve seen ever.
I’m guessing they’re a privet hedge fund manager or some such.
– Dave Edwards (@RealDaveEdwards) April 19, 2018
Journalist Allerhand has also appealed to the public to “donate a quid or two” for the “great cause.”
“If you love the elephant hedges please donate a quid or two, the @HedgecutterMan is raising funds for charity and it’s a really great cause,” she tweeted.
– Rhalou Allerhand (@Rhalou) April 19, 2018
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