4:30 PM December 2, 2021
An Ipswich tattoo studio will probably be reworked into Santa’s Grotto subsequent weekend as a part of an occasion to boost consciousness of knife crime in Ipswich.
Fortunate 13, in St Margaret’s Avenue, is present process the transformation subsequent Sunday, December 12.
And house owners Paul Stansby and Jamie Hart will probably be dressing up for the occasion, which will probably be elevating cash for the Be Fortunate Anti Crime Basis.
Mr Stansby set up the charity after the death of his brother, Dean, who was killed in a stabbing in Ipswich in 2017.
Jamie Hart mentioned: “We do lots of occasions to boost consciousness of knife crime, making an attempt to do them in a extra enjoyable approach.
“Subsequent weekend we will be stripping out the tattoo studio and remodeling it right into a full Santa’s Grotto, with pretend snow, sparkly reindeer and a throne for Father Christmas himself.
“We have spent a small fortune to get the stuff and have had bits and items donated, particularly from Asda, and the place goes to be trying very nice.
“We’re not asking for bookings or a set cost – donations of any quantity are appreciated and can go to the Be Fortunate Anti Crime Basis.
“This fashion we might help households who’ve possibly been having a tough time of it with cash.
“Each baby will get a present bag, can get a glitter tattoo, sit on our sleigh whereas they wait their flip.”
The occasion will probably be Covid-safe, with the Fortunate 13 workers taking the identical precautions they take day by day within the studio. Masks will probably be worn, temperatures will probably be taken and hand sanitiser will probably be supplied.
Flyers highlighting the work being performed by the Be Fortunate Anti Crime Basis will probably be handed out and individuals are welcome to speak to workers about what could be performed to sort out knife crime.
“It is all about Christmas, although,” Mr Hart continued. “Something we increase will go to the charity and we’re comfortable to have conversations, however we actually simply wished to take the possibility to make this Christmas a particular one for households.”
Fortunate 13’s Santa’s grotto will probably be open from 10am to 7pm on December 12.