From 999 calls to crafting balloons as Louie changes career

By Mark Drew | Telford | Telford entertainment | Published:

Louie Croston used to work in a police control room in Shropshire – but now she blows up balloons for a living.

Louie Croston with some of her balloon creations

The 41-year-old from Telford ditched her job at West Mercia Police’s Shrewsbury switchboard.

She took a career turn and now entertains children with face-painting and balloon modelling.

Today she speaks about the joys of being a children’s entertainer as the Shropshire Star celebrates the fifth anniversary of the Weekend supplement, saying: “I love my job because it’s fun and I’m making people happy.”

See the Weekend supplement in Saturday's Shropshire Star.

Mark Drew

By Mark Drew

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