Search

Locals blown away by balloon artist’s creations to raise money for NHS

PUBLISHED: 08:00 25 April 2020 | UPDATED: 09:24 27 April 2020

Norfolk Balloon artist Claire Carney has been wowing locals with her creations each week for Clap for Carers Picture: Claire Carney

Norfolk Balloon artist Claire Carney has been wowing locals with her creations each week for Clap for Carers Picture: Claire Carney

Archant

A Norfolk balloon artist is celebrating Clap for Our Carers with a bang by creating inflatable models celebrating and raising money for NHS workers.

Her most recent creation was George and the Dragon to celebrate St George's Day Picture: Claire CarneyHer most recent creation was George and the Dragon to celebrate St George's Day Picture: Claire Carney

Claire Carney has been running a floral and balloon design business from her home in Salhouse since 2012 and creates unique designs for events across the region.

Mrs Carney, 47, decided to temporarily close due to coronavirus but she is still cheering people up by making a balloon model every Thursday to coincide with the 8pm celebration of frontline workers.

READ MORE: 7 places delivering sweet treats to your door in Norwich

She has been posting her creations on her Facebook page ‘Claire Carney Floral and Balloon Designs’ and so far she has made a rainbow, blue heart, nurse and, most recently, a George and the Dragon for St George’s Day.

Claire Carney launched her floral and balloon design business from her Salhouse home in 2012 Picture: Wendy Aiken Photography.Claire Carney launched her floral and balloon design business from her Salhouse home in 2012 Picture: Wendy Aiken Photography.

Mrs Carney said: “I have put them up to bring comfort to people out and about and I’ve been told it is brightening up the village.

“I have now put a collection box at the end of the drive and all the money is going to the ‘NHS Superheroes’ Facebook group giving items such a hand creams and hot meals to support Norfolk NHS staff.”


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Eastern Daily Press. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Eastern Daily Press