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Children are being invited to decorate stones as their favourite bugs that will then be displayed at four care homes for the elderly.

Friends of Stansted Surgery, which who are co-ordinating the Covid-19 volunteer response, have appealed to village youngsters to drop off their creations at designated collection points.

The stones will then be used to build garden features at the village's Mountfitchet House, Broome End and Hargrave House and at Conewood Manor in Bishop's Stortford, which are all under the surgery's care.

Joey, 2, paints his own stone (34844433)
Joey, 2, paints his own stone (34844433)

Organiser Philippa Bennet said: "We have asked local children to paint stones as we are going to make four stone gardens at four different care homes. This is because the care homes can't have visitors and we want to cheer up the residents and make them feel they are not forgotten.

"We know that we have many talented children in Stansted and surrounding villages who could help bring a smile to these residents."

The bucket for collecting stones (34844425)
The bucket for collecting stones (34844425)

A bucket to drop off stones has been left at the back gate of Bentfield Primary School in Bentfield Gardens. Collection points are also in Farnham, Manuden and Birchanger.



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