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 Friday 7th June, the Dulux riders cycled through Dunnet to present a plaque to commemorate the occasion and celebrated with local volunteers on their colourful transformation achievement.
Crossroads Primary School has created an uplifting outdoor classroom area, featuring a jungle design using vibrant colour to turn the worn and tired space into a motivating place to teach and learn. Designed by both the pupils and adults at Crossroads Primary School, a mural inspired by their Scottish heritage has also been created for the sports pitch and features brightly coloured dragon sketches.
Dulux Decorator Centre’s in Inverness and Maryhill donated the 210 litres required to complete the colourful transformations in the Scottish Highlands, where the cycle ride began, into vibrant community spaces for local residents to feel proud of.
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 pupil council at the school had been keen to paint murals for a few years to improve the grey deteriorating walls and shelter. The whole school community got together over a sunny weekend in April to add colour to the playground. We created a beach with stripy benches in one area, a jungle in the shelter and a mythical mural with a dragon and selkie depicting the local coastline. Crossroads are so thankful to Dulux for the help and would have been struggling for years to come had it not been for the support of the Let’s Colour project.