Pebble art project to mark Remembrance Day

PUBLISHED: 15:32 23 October 2018 | UPDATED: 15:32 23 October 2018

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Eleanor Young

A crafty initiative set up to spread kindness around the town is encouraging people to paint a poppy on a pebble to pay their respects on Remembrance Sunday.

Tania Bodalia, who set up Weston Super Rocks earlier this year, wants to cover the Grove Park war memorial with 100 pebbles to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One.

People are encouraged to paint a pebble and take it to the park for the service on November 11.

Tania, whose family owns Treats Café in Meadow Street, has struggled with anxiety but found art helped her to overcome her problems.

She set up the Weston Super Rocks art project to help others who are struggling with mental health problems and to tackle social isolation.

More: Weston Super Rocks launched to ‘spread joy’ in town centre.

Tania said: “Our community group is becoming very popular and now growing rapidly, with new members joining us every day.

“The more people that get involved with our local community project, the more kindness rocks we can create together to uplift others.”

The scheme involves people painting rocks with positive messages and hiding them at locations around Weston for people to find.

Those who find them can post a picture with the rock and then re-hide it.

Tania has been using the popularity of the group to encourage people to make a difference in their communities.

One of the initiatives is called Take It Home Tuesdays, which encourages people to clear up any rubbish they find in their local area.

Tania said: “Every Tuesday volunteers go out to hide and seek kindness rocks and clean up the community at the same time. Anyone can join in, it’s very simple. Take a bag with you, gloves and a litter picker would also be a great idea.

“Fill your bag with rubbish, take it home, recycle or dispose of it properly.”

“Imagine what we can achieve with just one small bag each, every Tuesday.”

Weston Super Rocks is also running Halloween rock painting sessions at Weston Museum, in Burlington Street.

Sessions will run on Tuesday and November 1 from 11am-3pm.

For more details, or to post pictures, follow Weston Super Rocks on Facebook.

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