In an effort to raise money for good causes, a retired policeman is flying the flag for donations.
When Jens Hislop and wife Andrea bought their house in Mill Hey, Haworth, a flagpole in the garden was included as part of the fixtures and fittings of the property. The flagpole was used occasionally for ceremonial occasions, but more of a topic of conversation than a well-used item. After restoring the flagpole to its former glory, Jens looked for something to use his flagpole for.
For a donation of at least £5, Jens will fly the Union Jack and donate the £5 to a local charity.
“I have recently restored the large flagpole, fitted a new halyard and bought a brand new Union flag” explained Jens. “So now we seek any excuse to fly it in addition to the prescribed national high days and holy days.
“For a minimum donation of £5 to Manorlands, or another specified charity, I will fly the flag from morning to dusk to celebrate any event for anyone on any day.”
Jens said that he is happy to fly any flag for a donation of £5 as long as, “it is not seditious or controversial, and does not clash with a Union flag-hoisting.” So people can see who the flag is flying for, Jens is using a whiteboard in his garden for all to see, and where he puts information about the flag he is flying.