Pupils at The Lakes School in Windermere are appealing for anybody with unwanted buttons to help them reach their massive 1.5 million total for a holocaust memorial project.
Teacher Laura Oram says the school wants to create a memorial that acknowledges the million victims, with a pupil suggesting that buttons of different colours and sizes could represent each victim and would help to visualise the tragedy. More than 3,000 buttons have been collected so far. Laura said: “With our school’s history, and connection to the 300 ‘Windermere Boys’ who were liberated from concentration camps in 1945, we felt that this was a project we could run with. 3,000 is a good start, but obviously far short of the 1.5 million we have decided to collect. Please check your bits and bobs drawers, sewing boxes and let us have any buttons you no longer need for our memorial. We’d like to make this a global project, having representation in the final display from all over the globe. So please share this post and get it around the world.”
You can send buttons to Laura at The Lakes School, Windermere, Cumbria LA23 1HW. You can email her at email@example.com