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

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

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

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

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.

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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

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

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.”

The inflatable nurse Claire created for Clap for Carers Picture: Claire Carney

The inflatable nurse Claire created for Clap for Carers Picture: Claire Carney - Credit: Archant


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