Updated: May 8
Lesi, a much loved character in Withington is turning 70 on the 10th May 2020.
He used to work at Co-op in Withington and everyone loved his sense of humour and charming manner. He had a big party planned but due to the crisis is unfortunately having to isolate. I've arranged for people to send me some Whats app videos wishing Lesi a happy birthday. If you would like to join in please send your videos to 07385722680 any videos must be sent by 4pm Saturday 9th May 2020.
Along with the videos, we are asking residents who live on Fog Lane (Wilmslow road side) to please join us in singing Happy Birthday to Lesi from your doorsteps, gardens or windows at 8pm on the 10th May 2020. We would love to make this a memorable and joyful occasion despite being stuck in isolation for the past 7 weeks.
Ellie Kerr from Art is Mental created this piece of art for Lesi.
Ellie has opened up about her own battles with mental health and has been creating some beautiful care packages for people suffering with their mental health during this time.
Lockdown has been affecting a lot of people. People are experiencing a lot of sadness, anxiety and unfortunately loneliness which has caused some people to have suicidal thoughts. The care packages Ellie is creating is going to help those struggling with their own thoughts and brighten someones day. Thank you Ellie for being so courageous in sharing your own story, helping others and creating this photo for Lesi.
If you would like to contribute to Ellie's care packages her donation page is: