Heart Replaces STOLEN Amy Tinkler Welcome Home Banner
The Welcome Home banner for Olympic Bronze Medalist Amy Tinkler – which was stolen by thieves from a roadside near her home yesterday – has been replaced thanks to the support of Heart listeners.
Posting on Facebook, Paul Anderson, South Durham Gymnastics trustee wrote:
With only hours to go until our Olympic Medallist Amy Tinkler arrives home it's with great sadness that some thieves have taken down the banner we had put up on Bracksfarm roundabout at the entrance to Amy's estate!!!
We were very excited for Amy to see how much the town was getting behind her and would like to ask anyone who perhaps knows the whereabouts of the sign to kindly return it before midnight!!!
if you have taken it as a souvenir then please take it back and perhaps we could arrange for it to be signed and given back to you once Amy has returned home!!
Please share this post and let's try to get this banner back up for Amy's homecoming!
Justin & Kelly from Heart Breakfast challenged listeners to help replace the banner on Tuesday's morning show and they were inundated with texts, tweets and calls of support, including a message from Amy at printed.com, who agreed to take on the challenge and print a new banner.
Paul Anderson, South Durham Gymnastics trustee (who put up the original banner), then called the show to say that the efforts of Heart listeners were ‘absolutely fantastic’. He was amazed at the kindness of the North East and grateful that the community has come together to give Amy Tinkler the welcome homecoming she deserves.