Boris Johnson's son Wilfred completes reindeer painting sent to woman with Parkinson's

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Boris Johnson's son Wilfred has been pictured painting as part of a charity scheme aiming to bring children and the elderly together.

The eight-month-old was seen adding antlers to a picture of a reindeer using his hands and brown paint.

After the painting was complete, it was sent to 89-year-old Betty Boyes, who has Parkinson's.

It was a part of the Hand in Hand Together scheme, set up by The Together Project, which sees children and older people create handprints to send each other.

Mrs Boyes, who lives in Saltburn-by-the-Sea in North Yorkshire, sent back a picture of her hand using blue paint along with the numbers one to 10.

She told the Mail on Sunday: "I can tell the antlers are Wilfred's hands. Do you think Boris did the reindeer's face?

"I was told my handprint was going to a VIP but I didn't know who until it arrived. I hope little Wilfred liked the shapes and bright colours on my print."

Wilfred, who was pictured by Downing Street photographer Andrew Parsons, is seen wearing a Christmas cardigan and trousers with reindeer.

The painting was sent with an information sheet about Wilfred, filled in by his mother Carrie Symonds.

According to the sheet, Wilfred's first two teeth have come through, his best friend is their family dog Dilyn, and his favourite song is Old MacDonald Has A Farm.

The Together Project was founded by Louise Goulden in 2017 and aims to bring different generations together, helping connect older people and combating loneliness.

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the charity arranged for children to regularly visit care homes to chat and sing songs with residents.

Due to restrictions, the Hand in Hand Together scheme was established in August.