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Putting a smile on the faces of locals in the Trafford area, Greater Manchester Police have been using their time on lockdown for the greater good, encouraging the kids of Trafford to create and display rainbows in their windows as a gesture of appreciation for our NHS.
The results have been incredibly colourful, with children across the borough spreading joy through their arty creations as the UK remains on strict lockdown. The project has been ongoing since March 28, and is a great little task to encourage children to get creative and stay occupied as schools remain closed.
The idea stemmed from officers PC Ben Norton and PC Andy Walsh who wanted to do something to put a smile on the kid’s faces during this difficult time, with local supermarkets ASDA Trafford Park, the Trafford Centre’s WH Smith and Tesco Stretford donating Easter Eggs as prizes to incentivise the project.
The rainbow project has really taken off, with over 300 entries submitted to GMP helping to lift the spirits of their neighbours – with the local police force selecting ten overall winners for Buster the Bobby, their rainbow clad mascot, to drop Easter Eggs on their door, with many more kids across the borough also receiving Easter Eggs as a special thank you for taking part.
Manchester have well and truly been doing their bit during the Coronavirus pandemic, with Manchester Central being transformed into a Nightingale Hospital to increase the number of beds available for patients, and various buildings across the city lighting up blue every Thursday as a token of thanks for our local key workers.