Richmond & Twickenham Amnesty Street Collection

Our October 2013 Street Collection was a great success. Some members of the public stopped to chat and find out more about Amnesty, and while others were critical of the organisation, overall it was a good day.

Altogether, we collected an impressive £850!

Our thanks to all who collected, donated or helped in other ways.

Now for some very good news...

As you may know, in 2008 R&T Amnesty teamed up with Twickenham United Nations Association (UNA) to commission a street artwork celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights. It was designed by local artist Sam Haynes with collaboration from two local schools and Twickenham Day Centre, and the project was supported by Richmond Borough's Arts Service.

The artwork was placed on a paved area adjacent to the Town Hall in Twickenham. Sadly, over the last two years it has suffered considerable damage, but now we are pleased to let you know that repairs will soon be made, thanks to support from UNA and the Arts Service, and we look forward to celebrating this important restoration.

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