AN ANONYMOUS campaign group is planning a morale boosting Market Place meet-up in Heanor on Sunday.
Townsfolk have been invited to take to the centre armed with red love hearts and banners this weekend, Sunday, March 4, as part of the event at 2pm.
But the organisers, known only by their Twitter and Facebook alias Love Heanor, are keeping their identities a secret for now.
The meeting is the work of the same group responsible for a poster campaign around the town, which has inviting traders to place ‘Love Heanor’ love heart posters in their shop windows.
Chairman of Heanor Traders’ Association Simon Minto is backing the weekend event, which organisers say will be filmed to show the strength of support for the market town.
Simon said: “I think it’s a brilliant idea just to get people motivated in the town, bringing the community together for something.”
Simon said the traders’ association was due to meet tonight, Thursday, March 1, and was hoping to drum up support for the event among its members.
Love Heanor, which a recent internet posting described the group as having ‘no political affiliation’, currently has 32 followers on Twitter and 218 Facebook friends.
When the News contacted Love Heanor, a response stated the organisers wished to remain anonymous, however added, ‘but there is more to come’.
Sue Clarke, manager of Salcare, on Ray Street, thinks Sunday’s event will help in bringing back the ‘feel good factor’ to Heanor.
She said: “We have one of the posters in our window,” she said. “I think it’s a really good idea actually.”
“It’s talking the place up and it’s what we need to do.
“We’ve got an awful lot round here that’s really good. We’ve got an operatic society and the theatre groups. I think it’s really nice that someone is saying – let’s love the place and let’s do something.”
People are asked to meet from 2pm on Sunday on the Market Place and to wear red or bring a picture of a heart with them.
People are encouraged to take videos of the event and then to post them online.
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