A canopy of umbrellas is set to provide a colourful sanctuary at Prince Bishops Place once again this year.
Commemorating a momentous year, Umbrella Street is filling the skies with Union Jack umbrellas to honour the King’s Coronation. Umbrellas sporting Durham’s historic colours, purple and white, will add an extra layer of royalty to the area.
Umbrella Street will take to the skies from May until October. Throughout the summer, there is the opportunity to purchase personalised wooden tags to show your love, celebrate a special moment or to remember a loved one. Once attached to the umbrellas, these tags will be hung proud for all to see, brightening up even the cloudiest days.
The commemorative tags this year will raise money for St Cuthbert’s Hospice. Karen Stewart, In Memory and Legacy Coordinator at St Cuthbert’s Hospice, said: “We are thrilled to be part of this super display, so close to our new pop up shop. The personalised tags are such a lovely way to celebrate a special event or the memory of a loved one. Especially as this year they are marking such a historic event – the King’s Coronation. The donations made will really help us to make every day count for families in our care.”
Prince Bishops Place Centre Manager, Richard Toynbee, said “Umbrella Street is a symbol to celebrate anything you desire, or to simply be enjoyed as you pass by. We’re delighted to this year be supporting St Cuthbert’s Hospice with the purchase of the personalised tags. All the proceeds going to the charity to provide care and support to thousands of individuals and their families.”
For Paul Marriott, Chief Executive at St Cuthbert’s Hospice, the community spirit of Umbrella Street plays great importance. “It is very important to us here at the Hospice that we extend our care and support to those who are bereaved within our communities. I am extremely happy to see that the ways in which you can remember a loved one is extending out into our community, within Durham City Centre. Thank you all for your ongoing support.“
Elvet & Bailey will once again be creating the personalised tags that will fill Durham with cheer. They will be available to purchase in store from both Elvet & Bailey and St Cuthbert’s Hospice’s shops for a £5 minimum donation. Come down to Prince Bishops Place and have fun spotting everyone’s loving memento amongst the floating attraction.