A NURSERY whose minibus was trashed by vandals has paid tribute to the community after it rallied round.

Staff and children at Keighley Community Nursery were left devastated when the 17-seater Peugeot had its windows smashed and interior wrecked by yobs.

The vehicle – used to take youngsters on trips out and to collect pupils daily during term-time from primary schools for an after-school club at the Braithwaite Grove centre – was so badly damaged in last month’s attack, it was not drivable.

But now, following a successful online fundraising appeal, the minibus is back in action.

Over £600 was raised, which helped with costs not covered by the insurance.

The nursery manager, Naomi Dent, said this week: “We had a great response from people in the community, who were shocked at what had happened.

“We received a lot of messages of support and donations and we are extremely grateful to everybody.

“The bus is now back on the road and is being kept at a different location.

“We also managed to have an event for our leavers after a planned trip had to be cancelled.”