The Radlett community thanked anonymous hero, El Bandido, by helping out with his decorating expenses.
The mysterious El Bandido, dubbed as “Radlett’s very own Banksy”, has been leaving ‘Thank you NHS’ banners and other playful decorations across Radlett as a sign of hope since lockdown began – he’s also been holding online competitions for kids on the Radlett Village Facebook group.
After realising that El Bandido was doing all of this out of his own pocket, local residents banded together to help him pay for some of the equipment he was using through a public Amazon Wish List.
Corinne Miller, who set up the list, said: “I got in touch with El Bandido, who was initially very reluctant to have any kind of help. But I thought it was the least we could do for someone who is continuing to make us smile during what’s a very difficult time for many.
“The response from the community was really heart-warming. A lot of people have chipped in to help El Bandido get the decorations. It was great to see people from Radlett and Aldenham show their thanks to him.
“I hope he and his Donkey, Pedro, continue to help both local adults and children get through this – and we want to keep supporting him in any way that we can.”