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Quirky calendar featuring abandoned trolleys raises cash for Perth charity

 

Second year design student has published the quirky calender

A Perth woman hopes sales of her second calendar of abandoned shopping trolleys will match or exceed her charity fundraising total from last year.

In 2020 Perth-based design graduate Cherie Gilruth made a calendar with photos of  trolleys that had come to rest, some of them in city’s waterways.

The 2021 calendar - Abandoned Trolleys - which Cherie sold to help Perth Foodbank was an amazing success, raising close to £500.

This year Cherie has got more scrap metal scenes and she has decided to help the suicide prevention charity, The Lighthouse Perth.

Cherie explained how it started: “During the first lockdown when I was going on my daily walk, I began to notice just how many abandoned trolleys there were dotted about.

“I started taking photos and videos of them and posting them to my Instagram stories. This led to my followers sending me pictures of trolleys where they were.

“I have followers from all over the world and have been sent more than 30 pictures in one day.”

“With permission from the photographers, I made a fun calendar from the images.”

“Off the back of that success, I decided to do it again for 2022.”

Cherie added: “I’m raising cash for The Lighthouse for Perth, as I lost my stepbrother to suicide a few years ago, then my friend last year.

“Suicide is endemic right now and The Lighthouse do such a great job to help those in crisis situations.”

 

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