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 Canisbay to present a plaque to commemorate the occasion and celebrated with local volunteers on their colourful transformation achievement. Canisbay Primary School’s traditional garden has been transformed with a rainbow of colour to create a cosy and enchanting outdoor classroom, including an inviting storytelling area for pupils to learn and be inspired.
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 parents and young people got together to plan the improvement work and painting along with Creative Branch Scotland. While the parents painted the ship, captain’s cabin, seating, fences and rainbow garden, the children built a willow horse kelpie and tunnel. This formed part of the nature garden which also included a stone circle outdoor classroom and an apple and pear tree orchard. The community are delighted with the work and the children are now able to play in a colourful and exciting environment. Thanks Dulux for helping us to renew this playground!