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Trail of uplifting chalk drawings created to mark World Mental Health Day

PUBLISHED: 13:52 09 October 2020 | UPDATED: 13:53 09 October 2020

Chalk art will be hidden in shop windows across Harleston to mark World Mental Health Day. Picture: Simon Bobby

Chalk art will be hidden in shop windows across Harleston to mark World Mental Health Day. Picture: Simon Bobby

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A family’s quest to spread joy across Norfolk through art is continuing as their town gets ready to mark World Mental Health Day.

Simon Bobby created Chalk Bomb Charity with his partner, Anita Vigrass, and their sons Henry (right) and Hector to spread cheer during lockdown.  Picture: Simon BobbySimon Bobby created Chalk Bomb Charity with his partner, Anita Vigrass, and their sons Henry (right) and Hector to spread cheer during lockdown. Picture: Simon Bobby

Chalk Bomb Charity, founded during lockdown by Simon Bobby, will treat Harleston to its stunning chalk creations on Saturday (October 10).

With the help of his eldest son, Henry, Mr Bobby has completed 12 uplifting chalk drawings which will be placed in shop windows to form a trail around the town.

Chalk art will be hidden in shop windows across Harleston to mark World Mental Health Day. Picture: Simon BobbyChalk art will be hidden in shop windows across Harleston to mark World Mental Health Day. Picture: Simon Bobby

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Each ‘chalk bomb’ is adorned with positive affirmations, with the aim of raising awareness surrounding mental health and boosting spirits across Harleston.

Chalk Bomb Charity and artist Simon Bobby took their chalk art to King's Lynn during lockdown. Picture: Ian BurtChalk Bomb Charity and artist Simon Bobby took their chalk art to King's Lynn during lockdown. Picture: Ian Burt

Six of the drawings have been requested by children who struggled through lockdown and going back to school.

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Chalk Bomb Charity started with Harleston father Simon Bobby creating a chalk obstacle course on Tudor Rose Way for his son, Henry. Picture: Simon BobbyChalk Bomb Charity started with Harleston father Simon Bobby creating a chalk obstacle course on Tudor Rose Way for his son, Henry. Picture: Simon Bobby

In collaboration with Harleston Kindness Help Hub, hundreds of rocks have also been painted and hidden around the town for people to find, while a convoy of specially-decorated cars will encourage people to give them a wave.

The day’s events are raising money for mental health charity Norfolk and Waveney Mind.


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