An image of 16 year old climate activist Greta Thunberg has appeared overnight on the wall of the Acorns Children’s Hospice charity shop in Kings Heath.
Staff at the Silver Street based charity shop were surprised to find street art/graffiti of the young environmental campaigner greeting them as they opened up this morning.
The teen has become a global figure with her fight to protect the environment – in 2018 the passionate youngster demonstrated outside the Swedish parliament holding up a sign calling for stronger climate action.
Now, she is addressing UN delegates and inspiring movements which sees millions of people echoing the same message of concern for our planet.
The local charity, which provides specialist palliative care to life limited and life threatened children and young people, as well as support for the family, has over 55 shops around the region that help raise vital funds.
In a post on their Facebook page, the Acorns Children’s Hospice said:
“Look what’s appeared next to our shop in Kings Heath 👀
“An image of young environmental campaigner
Greta Thunberg appeared next to our Kings Heath shop overnight!
“Pop down to have a look and shop some of our pre-loved fashion. We also take worn & torn items and can send them for recycling instead of ending up in landfill ♻️”
It’s unknown who created the ‘Banksy-esque’ art work on the shop front, but what is clear is that the voice of a teenager from Sweden is inspiring people to act and spread the message in anyway they can.