Summer is well and truly upon us and our Flight for Youth butterfly installations are in full swing for the public to enjoy at The Assembly House in Norwich and the Walled Garden at Holkham Hall. So with that in mind, we are beginning to turn our thoughts to the legacy of our 25th Anniversary and the life of our beautiful butterflies once the installations are dismantled in September.

If you’ve already purchased or painted a butterfly to be returned to you after the installation, then you may already have ideas about how you will use it.  Perhaps it’s a gift, or a piece for your home or garden? However, if you are still deciding where your butterfly should go or need some ideas, fear not – we have some ideas and inspiration for you!

Our team have already been talking about how we will display our own butterflies. For some, they will be garden features – joining the displays of colours during the summer months and brightening the garden during the cold of winter. Some will be placed on rods in flower beds, while others fixed to fences, garden sheds and walls. You can see some photos below of how one member of staff will be using their butterflies to bring a splash of The Benjamin Foundation to the garden.

For those butterflies which stay inside, they may be ornaments, wall hangings or framed to make a beautiful piece of wall art.

Perhaps your butterfly will be a gift? The year is passing quickly and with Christmas creeping ever closer our Flight for Youth butterflies make ideal birthday or festive gifts. And if you are feeling particularly creative you could even send a personalised gift in the form of a butterfly you have designed yourself? Our ‘Paint Your Own’ butterflies are the perfect opportunity for you to give somebody special a unique gift this Christmas.

Wherever your butterfly lands, its journey isn’t over. We would love to hear from you and see how you use yours. Please share your photos with us on social media @charitytbf using the hashtag #MyTBFButterfly

To purchase a glazed or paint your own butterfly, please visit our online shop.

Thank you for supporting The Benjamin Foundation’s Flight for Youth campaign and being part of our history.

The Benjamin Foundation have helped me gain independence, confidence, self-esteem and I have discovered more about myself. They have given me great opportunities and I am ever so grateful to be a part of it. If it wasn’t for them I don’t know where I’d be today. Thank you for shaping my life and giving me hope for a future.

Young person supported by our Housing and Homelessness service

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