YELLOW ribbons are being put up around the area to show there is still hope in finding missing man Karl Law.
Ribbons have been placed around lampposts across Fareham in support of Karl’s family, who continue to search for him in Prague after his disappearance two weeks ago.
He was in the Czech capital for his cousin’s stag do on Saturday, November 15 and was last seen at around midnight in the city’s Old Town area.
Since then, family and friends have been raising money to help continue the search for Karl in Prague.
Sharon Nichols, who came up with the idea, said: ‘I got the idea when I saw a yellow ribbon tied to a tree outside Karl and Craig’s mum’s house. I thought it would be a nice gesture if we cover Fareham in yellow ribbons to welcome Karl home when he is found.’
Anna James, a family friend, has been putting ribbons up as a sign of hope.
She explained: ‘I’ve been friends with Craig, Karl’s brother and family members, since I was a small child and as I can’t get out to Prague I wanted to do something here.
‘A friend of mine came up with the idea of putting ribbons up.
‘I choose to cover Highlands Road and some of the streets around and still yet to cover the rest of Highlands and Gudgeheath Land.
‘My plan is to fill the Highlands area with hope.
‘The ribbons are going up all around Fareham as far as I’m aware.
‘They started off in Longfield Avenue. I think that’s where Karl grew up.’
Asked what she thought of Karl’s family’s continued efforts to find him in Prague, and of the Fareham community in raising money to help support them, she said: ‘I think what they are doing in Prague is absolutely remarkable and outstanding.
‘Fareham coming together and to raise so much for the family is immense and has made me proud to be from Fareham with helping and everyone pulling together.’
Anna said yellow ribbon is on sale at Stacey’s card shop in Highlands Road if anyone else wants to get involved.