Children cover Redbourn graffiti with rainbow paintings
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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.”
Nicola is still able to work during the pandemic with a reduced capacity.
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“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.
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“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.