FAMILIES and individuals across the borough are being encouraged to share their rainbow drawings on social media as a symbol of hope during the coronavirus outbreak.

Households across the country are getting creative with their rainbow drawings and displaying them in their windows to keep spirits up during life under lockdown.

The drawings have been particularly popular with youngsters who are at home after schools closed earlier this month.

The Mayor of Dudley, councillor David Stanley, is backing the project and has enlisted local artist Steve Field to create his own rainbow painting to get residents inspired.

His rainbow design has a Dudley twist as it features Dudley’s iconic Pegasus statue.

The design can be downloaded for youngsters to colour in and it will also be placed in the windows of council buildings in Dudley.

The Mayor of Dudley, Councillor David Stanley, said: "People across the country are already placing rainbow pictures in the windows of their homes and on social media and we thought sharing the designs would help to bring together our communities at this difficult time.

"The government is asking people to stay at home to help us fight the outbreak of coronavirus and I’m reminding all our residents that they need to play their part by only leaving the home for the reasons permitted by government.

"I would like to pay tribute and send my personal thanks to frontline NHS and council staff such as nurses, doctors, care workers, refuse collectors and many more who continue to serve our borough."