This street in Sheffield has got into the Christmas spirit and transformed itself into a ‘real-life Quality Street’ with houses decorated with giant chocolate replicas.
The initiative on Boyce and Bransby Street 24 residents have joined in an initiative to raise money to help food banks during the Christmas period – which is a cause well worth getting behind.
Pioneered by Kayleigh Thomas, the Quality Street-themed displays started two years ago and neighbours also got involved later in the project.
On the Just Giving page it reads: “Boyce Street has become Quality Street again this Christmas in aid of the S6 Foodbank.
“If you are local, come and swap a food item for a little bag of Quality Streets and admire our houses. If you are not, then please feel to free to donate to this page.”
Quality Streets were brought to us by Halifax’s Mackintosh’s in West Yorkshire back in 1936 and was named after J.M Barrie’s Quality Street play.
The sweet brand has gotten behind Kayliegh’s efforts with a free one-tonne heavy pile of their chocolate, which she uses to exchange for foodbank donations. So, you can feel good for donating to a worthy charity and also get a cheeky sweety for your good deed. Win-win.
On the street there is a ‘green triangle’ house and ‘the purple one’ house, according to Kayleigh who works in an international school.
The decorations are made using old fruit punnets wrapped in tin foil and then different coloured cellophane to match the different range of choccies that you’d find in a tin of Quality Street.
It’s a great cause and Kayleigh is hoping that more streets up and down Sheffield decorate their homes to help raise money for the people in need, which you couldn’t ask more from
A spokesperson from Quality Street’s owner Nestlé said: “Quality Street is made for sharing and we’re delighted to be sharing some of Halifax’s finest sweets with our neighbours over in Sheffield this Christmas.”
If you’d like to help Kayleigh and everyone involved in their efforts you can donate to the fundraising effort here.