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#AngelsEverywhere Project Grows Wings

                

                                                                                                               Wednesday November 24 2021

 

THE appearance of sets of angel wings will mark the launch and expansion of a major church-led project in Dunfermline

 

Angels Everywhere, a community project involving a number of churches in the town was launched in 2020. Project organisers had planned to bomb the town centre with angels as a reminder angels are everywhere for passers by to take home and engage with the Christmas story, but Covid-19 restrictions meant they were instead sent to local schools and community groups.

 

In 2021, the project has grown and, working in partnership with Fife College, several sets of angel wings have been designed and manufactured by local HNC Interior Design students, and will be installed at locations throughout the town including the landmark Louise Carnegie Gates at Pittencrieff Park and at an entrance to the Kingsgate Shopping Centre.

 

Organisers hope passers-by will take part by taking photos with the wings.

 

Fiona Mackenzie, one of the Angels Everywhere team, said: “Christmas is the time of year where we think about peace, love, joy and hope. It’s also the time of year that we sit and consider the events of the past twelve months, and appreciate the friends and family around us.

 

“The past year has been incredibly tough for many people, especially as we spent many months in lockdown as a result of the pandemic.

 

“That’s why we wanted to spread a little bit of Christmas cheer to Dunfermline this year with these angel wings. Not only do they look gorgeous, but by placing them around the town we’re offering the chance for residents to pose alongside them.

 

“Not only should it make an amazing photo, but it will hopefully offer people a chance to reflect on the year that has been, and remind them that there are angels everywhere, not just at Christmas.

 

“We’re hugely grateful to everyone who has helped us set-up this initiative. Special thanks go to Fife College for the work they’ve put in to creating the angel wings and also to pupils of Dunfermline High School who have produced photographs to support the project, which will be on display in the shopping centre.”

  

Dennis Savage, the Academic Head at Fife College in the Built Environment, Engineering and Technology Department said: “We understand the key role the College plays in the local community here in Dunfermline, and the Angels Everywhere project sounded like a fantastic way to spread some Christmas cheer around the town.

 

“Our students didn’t waste any time getting stuck into the challenge, and I think they’ve come up with a beautiful design that should really stand out.”

 

Project organisers have also been invited to set up in one of the vacant stores in the Kingsgate Shopping Centre for the Christmas period, where shoppers can learn more about Angels Everywhere.

 

Through the Angels Everywhere Facebook page and the #AngelsEverywhere hashtag, local schoolchildren are also encouraged to get involved, with an angel’s wings template available to download online which youngsters have been asked to print out and decorate for display in the Kingsgate unit.

 

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