Some of London’s most iconic landmarks have been illuminated with symbols of gratitude and solidarity to thank the public for supporting our campaign to fight food poverty.
As dawn fell on Piccadilly Circus, its world-famous promotional screens were taken over exclusively for our campaign from a celebration of pop artist Peter Blake’s incredible fundraiser and shown to the public for the first time.
Scarlett, 23, who stopped to take a picture of the projection, said the results of the campaign were “amazing”. “I like the way it lights the sidewalk,” she added to the Blake illustration, who thanked the Londoners for their support.
Matthew Flood of lighting operator Landsec said it was a “privilege” to be “able to share some of the amazing accomplishments of Londoners as they volunteer, work and donate to bring the city together”. The Blake design also included the front of the National Gallery, where spectators saw the spectacle last night, and the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral in the heart of the city.
The mother of an Ilona, 42, said: “The pandemic made life so difficult for many. The government doesn’t know how hard it was for all of us, but yes what you do as a newspaper – work with all of these charities – sure helps a lot of people. ”
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Dr. Gabriele Finaldi, the director of the Nationalgalerie, said it was “delighted” to support the appeal and celebrate the way people came together.
And Deputy Mayor Justine Simons said the artwork, which also adorned the gallery’s face during the first lockdown, was “a sign of strength and solidarity”.
“It’s a campaign that made a real difference and will be more important than ever before a Christmas that is second to none,” she added.
The Dean of St. Pauls, the honored Dr. David Ison said, “This year has been so difficult for many people in London and beyond that it was great to be able to project hope onto the iconic St Paul’s Cathedral the week before Christmas. “
Celebrating the work of our calling partner The Felix Project, he added, “If you can, support their work to bring hope to others.”
Now let’s feed London!
This November and December, together with our sister company The Independent, we will deliver groceries directly to 1,000 Londoners every day through our partner With Compassion. Please donate here to ensure no Londoner goes hungry this Christmas.