Vandals have damaged the If We All Had Wings cancer awareness artwork in Wauchope.
They’ve broken part of the children’s set of wings at the side of the Hastings Co-op in Bransdon Street where kids and adults get their photos taken.
Cancer survivor Skye Petho said she’d paid an artist to create that work, to raise awareness of something that is a sad situation – people struggling financially when they have cancer.
“Whoever did this is being disrespectful towards people with cancer and towards the community in Wauchope.” she said.
A spokesman for Hastings Co-op said they too were very disappointed in the vandalism and hoped to work with Skye to replace the piece.
Vandals also smashed a mosaic bench made by disabled people at the Wauchope arts hall beside Bain Park.