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‘We got carried away’: Families take rainbow challenge to next level

PUBLISHED: 15:37 09 April 2020 | UPDATED: 18:18 12 April 2020

Two families have taken the rainbow challenge to the next level after they got carried away and turned their houses into a rainbow. Photo by Lindsay Goodings.

Two families have taken the rainbow challenge to the next level after they got carried away and turned their houses into a rainbow. Photo by Lindsay Goodings.

Two families have taken the rainbow challenge to the next level after they ‘got carried away’ and turned their houses into a rainbow.

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Two families have taken the rainbow challenge to the next level after they ‘got carried away’ and turned their houses into a rainbow.

The rainbow challenge started as a way to spread hope through the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, with children encouraged to paint their own rainbow and put it in their windows to spread joy to passerbys.

But for two families in Bungay, that wasn’t enough and their houses have become a giant rainbow spreading hope for the village.

Jasmine Webb and her partner Aaron Beales had their children take part by “doing the normal thing and putting a rainbow in our window”, but soon got carried away.

Two families have taken the rainbow challenge to the next level after they turned their houses into a rainbow. Photo: Anne-Marie FairheadTwo families have taken the rainbow challenge to the next level after they turned their houses into a rainbow. Photo: Anne-Marie Fairhead

She said: “We saw someone had started doing their footpath different colours, and the kids started drawing on the wall with chalk, and we got carried away joining in.

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“We kept at it, keeping them busy, and thought it would lighten up people’s faces - so we have now coloured in all the bricks at the front of our house.”

The project took hours as their children, William, three, and Oliver, two, and their neighbours (while social distancing) turned the two houses into a giant rainbow.

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Neighbours Lindsay and Jordan Goodings also made the decision to transform their house at the same time, with 5-year-old Leisha and 2-year-old Harlow, and the families have no plans to stop.

“We have had loads of people come and take photos, and it all took longer than I would care to admit, but the kids are already doing more colouring on the driveway,” Jasmine Webb said.

She added: “Someone said it made their day, so it’s nice to know we’re making a difference - it would be great for more people to come and see it.”

The house-turned-mural on Skinner’s View can be seen from the back of Garden Close, in Bungay, and the families hope more people come to see it.

Two families have taken the rainbow challenge to the next level after they turned their houses into a rainbow. Photo: Lindsay GoodingsTwo families have taken the rainbow challenge to the next level after they turned their houses into a rainbow. Photo: Lindsay Goodings

“There is the police rainbow car, visiting homes that put these rainbows up, and we hope they come and pop by. It’s a great way to keep the kids busy and out in the sun.”

Lindsay Goodings has also set up a Facebook page called Rainbow Trail Bungay, to spread the word and inspire others to get involved.


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