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Dulux Let’s Colour Project's colour makeover brings garages in Meriden Estate back to life
Part of a Watford housing estate has unveiled a brand new look, thanks to a paint donation from the Dulux Let’s Colour Project.
A selection of garage doors in the Meriden Estate, Garston, have been transformed with colourful murals by volunteers from the National Citizen Service (NCS) in conjunction with mental health charity, Mind.
The team of 15 young volunteers were encouraged to sign up to the NCS programme by Watford FC Community Sports and Education Trust and were sponsored by members of the public to revamp the estate’s faded garage doors, turning them into vibrant works of art for the whole community to enjoy.
Over one week, volunteers rolled up their sleeves to create three inspirational pieces of artwork, using browns, yellows and oranges to incorporate Mind’s desired ‘outdoor’ theme of flowers, vegetables and fruit.
The paint was donated by Dulux Decorator Centres in Watford, as part of the Let’s Colour mission to add colour to people’s lives, after Rob Clarke, development manager at Watford FC Community Sports and Education Trust, nominated the project online.
Speaking of the paint donation, Rob said: "Mind wanted to commission artwork that would reflect its outdoor work in the community, at the same time as actively involving volunteers from the area. Our helpers from across Watford worked tirelessly to create these wonderful pieces of artwork, completing all of the murals in just 30 hours.
"We would like to thank the Let’s Colour project and Dulux Decorator Centres in Watford for the help and advice, without which this whole idea would have been a non-starter.
"Over 7,500 residents live in the Meriden Estate and the footfall past the garages is high. We hope the artwork will raise a few smiles amongst residents and will go a long way to building a sense of community and cohesion"
Adam Roberts, store manager of Dulux Decorator Centres on Bushy Mill Lane, said: "Helping such a great and inspiring project to impact so many lives in the local community was an absolute pleasure. We are glad our donation enabled this project to go ahead and that it has now brought life to a previously grey area; we hope it will make a big difference to local people."
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