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A celebration fit for a king with Frome’s community groups and volunteers

OVER the past couple of months, volunteers from some of Frome’s community groups and charities have been creating, stitching, affixing and bedazzling a series of flags inspired by the work they do.

These colourful creations have been hung in the centre of town for all to admire.

The Community Flag Project which was run by local artists Mel and Aliss (of Light the Night fame), was created as part of the Coronation celebrations. Mel said, “The King hosted The Big Help Out on Monday 8th May and encouraged people to try volunteering for themselves. As Frome has a whole host of charities and volunteer groups, we wanted to showcase the great work that they do and hopefully inspire other residents to get involved.”

Aliss said, “We’ve had a wonderful time with all the groups, helping them to create something that truly reflects the important work that they do in our community. From starting their designs at the workshops to seeing their final creations, we’ve loved seeing all the flags develop.”

Mayor of Frome, cllr Sara Butler added, “Wow. Just wow. I am totally blown away by the creativity and the detailing on all of these beautiful flags representing some of Frome’s community groups and charities. It’s a wonderful addition to our town centre and makes a fabulous, Frome specific alternative to bunting for the Coronation. A big well done to all of those involved. We can see that Frome has many volunteers, and lending a hand or sparing an hour each week can really make a change – if we all do a bit, it can really help a lot.”

Mel said, “A big thanks also go to the Frome Festival for lending the project their flag poles, the Town Rangers for getting the flags up, those who donated materials and a bunch of crafty volunteers who helped finish some of the flags off.”

You can read the inspiration behind the designs and find them on a map on the Frome Town Council website, you can also read about the groups too, and maybe reach out to them if you think you can lend them a hand,

Also, if you’re looking for further volunteer opportunities, head over to the Big Help Out website: or SPARK Somerset to see how you can help locally:


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