This year when riding from Land’s End to John O’Groats raising money for The Outward Bound Trust, Dulux will also be carrying out Let’s Colour projects to improve the local communities that we pass through. Here’s one example from last year:
On Thursday 13th June, the Dulux riders cycled through Diddlebury to present a plaque to commemorate the occasion and celebrated with local volunteers on their colourful transformation achievement. Sourced by Groundwork UK and designed by local community artist, Neil Willis, teachers, pupils and volunteers created a blaze of colour throughout the school in two areas.
Over 100 litres have been dedicated to transforming Corvedale Church of England Primary School into a vibrant space for the pupils to feel motivated and inspired by.
To bring their existing sensory garden to life, they adorned the bleak grey, wall, which provides the backdrop to the area, with a woodland design inspired by the nearby surroundings, using vibrant greens, blues and pinks. A mural was also created at the nursery to the rear of the school, based on images designed by children aged three to five years of giant vibrant flowers, which artist, Neil Willis, used to create a colourful mural to adorn their nursery wall.
The team of over 100 Let’s Colour riders, made up of Dulux employees and customers, cycled 960 miles over nine days starting in John O’Groats on 8th June before completing their momentous cycle challenge at Land’s End on 16th June to raise up to £250,000 for The Outward Bound Trust charity.
The Corvedale Church of England Primary School was chosen by the Let’s Colour Project noting the positive impact it would have on the daily lives of 500 people in the surrounding area. Dulux Decorator Centre in Shrewsbury donated over 100 litres required to complete the colourful transformation.