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Fundraisers smash their target to restore vandalised mural

08 Oct 2021 2 minute read
Photo of the vandalised My City My Shirt Mural by Sarah Bowen

Fundraisers have smashed their target to restore a mural that celebrates diversity in Cardiff through football.

There was a public outcry when the My City My Shirt mural, in the Butetown are of the city was defaced with paint

The actions were condemned by the community as “disgraceful”.

However, a fundraiser launched by Sarah Bowen on the GoFundMe website in order to raise funds to repair the mural has smashed its original target of £750 after only being launched three days ago.

So far £1,725 has been raised towards the cost of restoring the striking mural.

On the GoFundMe page Sarah Bowen wrote: “Hi, we are raising funds to cover the cost of repainting Butetown’s magnificent, #MyCityMyShirt mural of Cardiff’s ‘Mona Lisa,’ the beautiful Maimuna Indjai, by @unifycreative_.

“The mural was created to celebrate the diverse communities that make Cardiff one of the oldest, multicultural city’s in the UK and promote positive conversation around racism in football. Unfortunately last week it was racially vandalised.

“It is hoped that we can collectively show, hatred has no place in our city and racism has no place in sport, by working together to raise funds and restore the art work for all to enjoy.”

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Y Cymro
Y Cymro
2 years ago

What is it with these fools that deface murals, be it the Cofiwch Dryweryn wall daubed multiple times & smashed by the intellectually abnormal, or the racists who damaged the murals of footballer Marcus Rashford, and more recently, the image celebrating diversity of Cardiff City’s Butetown Black community. Society’s going backwards fast.

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
2 years ago
Reply to  Y Cymro

Don’t forget Hedd Wyn’s statue in Traws, did they catch the blighter ?

2 years ago

You can’t polish turds or educate pork. I dought if these inbred mutant piglets have ever heard or know what the word fascist means, let alone bothered to vote. We can be sure that our taxes keep them in the Idle luxury they feel they deserve.

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