Children cover Redbourn graffiti with rainbow paintings
PUBLISHED: 14:02 30 April 2020
A Redbourn childminder and the children she looks after have stuck rainbow drawings on benches which were vandalised in the village.
Nicola Renard and three-year-old Beatrice hoped to spread some joy after noticing the graffiti on a memorial bench – one of 14 that were targeted, along with tombstones and a bus shelter.
The vandalism makes claims the current coronavirus crisis is “fake”.
Nicola told the Herts Ad: “I was just so sad about the memorial benches being vandalised. Redbourn is the most wonderful village to live in with a great community spirit and we all pull together in hard times.”
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Nicola is still able to work during the pandemic with a reduced capacity.
“I am very lucky to have a huge well equipped garden,” Nicola continued.
“So Monday morning when the little ones arrived we got cracking on painting rainbows. I laminated them and we got to work placing them on the vandalised benches.
“I hope that it’s made people smile when they see them rather than focusing on the awful vandalism.
“The kids had a blast painting them and I tried to explain the best I could to three year olds why we were placing them on the benches.
“Maybe we have helped to restore a bit of the wonderful Redbourn community spirit.
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