Lancaster grandma’s pebble hunt for the Captain Sir Tom Moore charity challenge
A grandmother from Lancaster is taking part in the Captain Sir Tom Moore charity challenge by painting 100 pebbles, hiding them and asking people who find them to donate to her charity page.
Barbara Robinson, 71, from Scale Hall, Lancaster, said: “Last year I took pebble art painting up and distributed them in the local area.
“I decided to set up a fundraising page for Sir Tom Moore and wanted to raise money for charity by decorating 100 pebbles and putting them outside for people to find.
“I’ve finished decorating my pebbles and will be hiding these pebbles on the morning of Saturday May 1. "I will be hiding pebbles at Glebe church gardens in Heysham, the playground on the promenade near Knowlys Road in Heysham, some on the stone jetty in Morecambe, some in Happy Mount Park and some in Williamson Park."I have done various designs on the pebbles, from nursery rhymes, lighthouses, the RAF logo in memory of Sir Tom and flowers."They all have Captain Tom Moore written on the back, are individually numbered and signed Granny B.
“I am asking that if you find one of my pebbles you could please donate to my just giving page to raise money for charity.
“Please don’t forget to take a picture of all the pebbles found and put it on the pebbleart Facebook page.”
On her justgiving page, Barbara Robinson said: “The Covid-19 pandemic has had a catastrophic effect on charities, with the cancellation of thousands of events and the loss of billions in income.
“At a time when vulnerable members of society need them most, charities have had to cut services, furlough staff and some have even shut down.
“Captain Tom stepped up to help, taking on his famous walk to support the NHS Covid-19 appeal and inspiring millions to donate to the cause.
“I will be celebrating the extraordinary spirit of Captain Tom my way and helping my chosen charity.”
If you find one of Barbara’s numbered pebbles, please donate hereLast year Barbara Robinson made a pebble art rainbow and a photo of it was shared around the world more than 65,000 times-including by comedian Johnny Vegas!