Hold on to your hands in Hucknall!

Hands across Hucknall'Costa Coffee, High Street, Hucknall.'10th December 2014''Costa Coffee Manageress Rachel Liffen has organised an exhibition of paper hands from more than 700 people in the coffee shop. Here she shows off some of the examples.''Picture by Dan Westwell (please byline)
Hands across Hucknall'Costa Coffee, High Street, Hucknall.'10th December 2014''Costa Coffee Manageress Rachel Liffen has organised an exhibition of paper hands from more than 700 people in the coffee shop. Here she shows off some of the examples.''Picture by Dan Westwell (please byline)

A unique community art project in Hucknall has gathered contributions from more than 700 people to celebrate the town’s community spirit.

Rachel Liffen, a manager at Costa Coffee on the High Street, created ‘Hands Across Hucknall’ in November.

The scheme encouraged people to draw around their hands and cut out the paper outlines with the results being posted on seven ft tall display boards in the shop. Within three weeks, customers, local schools and churches amassed a fantastic response.

Rachel said: “We have had contributions from new borns right up to a lovely lady of 93! People have been coming in to make their own unique hands.

“We ran the project for around three weeks before the Hucknall Carnival on 3rd December when the coffee shop opened late to display the wonderful artwork that Hucknall community have contributed.

“Everyone was welcome to come in and spot theirs or their families hands.

“We also entered the Christmas tree festival and incorporated our hands into the design.

I would like to thank the awesome community of Hucknall for making this project so successful and so much fun.

“I think this proves Hucknall’s fantastic community spirit. We have really enjoyed launching Hands across Hucknall thank you to all that were a part of it.”

Paper hands were received from Butler’s Hill Primary School, Holgate Primary School, Hucknall National Primary School, Hillside Primary School, as well as Bracken Hill School, the Kings Family Church and their play group