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Put in some effort with your 'Guys'
11:53am Tuesday 30th October 2012 in Letters
BONFIRE night is approaching, and with it the children collecting “Penny for the Guy".
Now, brushing aside the anti-social aspect and illegalities surrounding begging, I like a bit of tradition.
But please, children, put some effort into it.
The teddy bear dressed in a bin-liner with an elastic band round his neck is not a Guy.
The teddy bear dressed in your little brother's tracksuit with a plastic mask is not a Guy.
Whatever happened to hand-made papier-mâché faces gaudily painted, attached to a person-shaped collection of old clothes stuffed with old tights?
There's no imagination or creativity any more. I'd be happy to give you some pocket money for the pleasure of looking at your artistic creation. But do put some effort in, please!
Kirsten Heerwagen by email.