Father and daughter salute Captain Tom Moore with their balloon skills!

A father and daughter from Horncastle really are going up in the world!
Captain Tom Moore Balloon art  Made by Craig Cash and daughter Olivia-mae age 9  Horncastle, LincolnshireCaptain Tom Moore Balloon art  Made by Craig Cash and daughter Olivia-mae age 9  Horncastle, Lincolnshire
Captain Tom Moore Balloon art Made by Craig Cash and daughter Olivia-mae age 9 Horncastle, Lincolnshire

Craig and Olivia-Mae Cash (9) are using their amazing balloon twisting skills to make stunning displays outside their home in Tennyson Gardens.

And their latest effort has made a national impact.

It’s a life-size balloon display featuring NHS fundraising hero Captain Tom Moore.

Captain Tom Moore Balloon art

Made by Craig Cash and daughter Olivia-mae age 9

Horncastle, Lincolnshire EMN-200420-105230001Captain Tom Moore Balloon art

Made by Craig Cash and daughter Olivia-mae age 9

Horncastle, Lincolnshire EMN-200420-105230001
Captain Tom Moore Balloon art Made by Craig Cash and daughter Olivia-mae age 9 Horncastle, Lincolnshire EMN-200420-105230001

Amazingly, the display has been made completely out of balloons.

There’s no wires or glue, although Craig has painted on some of Captain Moore’s war medals.

There’s only one slight setback... ‘Captain Moore’ is consigned to the garage because a combination of sun and strong winds would cause him to deflate within minutes.

Craig runs his own balloon business - ‘Twist and Make Balloons’ - while OIivia-Mae is a pupil at Toynton All Saints Primary School

Captain Tom Moore Balloon art

Made by Craig Cash and daughter Olivia-mae age 9

Horncastle, Lincolnshire EMN-200420-105209001Captain Tom Moore Balloon art

Made by Craig Cash and daughter Olivia-mae age 9

Horncastle, Lincolnshire EMN-200420-105209001
Captain Tom Moore Balloon art Made by Craig Cash and daughter Olivia-mae age 9 Horncastle, Lincolnshire EMN-200420-105209001

Craig has been balloon twisting for 16 years, but says he couldn’t do it without the help of his daughter.

The artistic displays are their way of saying thanks to the NHS during the Covid-19 lockdown.

• Full story and photos in this week’s Horncastle News.

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