Fundraisers smash their target to restore vandalised mural
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.
The beautiful #MyCityMyShirt mural in Butetown has been deliberately defaced with what looks like paint thrown from the pavement – the mural was created to help celebrate the diversity of the City using football. This is a Hate Crime @SWPCardiff @REFCardiffVG @RCCCymru ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/SYVgVnqTCq
— Ali Abdi (@AliAbdi_) October 4, 2021
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.”