Fundraising with a Twist
To raise funds for our own projects and those of other sporting and disabilities charities, we knew we had to do something different. Something that would combine our love of sport, our desire to promote the Olympic legacy and maybe even something fun. We think we’ve done just that with our mural project.
Using the inspirational designs of East London artist, Richard Tait, our murals combine art and culture with sport, specifically Olympic sports and the athletes who have inspired us through the summer of 2012.
We are currently partnered with The Stephen Hawking School for children with profound disabilities, and its charitable trust fund Whoosh. Whoosh supports the children and provides funds for day care and recreation outside of normal school hours.
Children from the school and other young people have added to the mural fun, assisting with the painting in their club venue or at an art centre. We loved working with them, and they certainly loved the mess of painting- with their hands!
So far we have completed the following murals:
Badminton – supporting the summer play scheme at the Stephen Hawking School and now signed by five Olympian badminton players
Football – autographed by six of the Spurs team, including Gareth Bale
Wheelchair – autographed by gold medal winner David Weir, budding athletes from the Weir/ Archer Academy and the famous TV commentator of Olympics, London Marathon etc. Steve Trew
Running – signed by Mo Farah, the double gold medal winner of the London Olympics. More autographs will follow.
Triathlon – a great mural from the Stephen Hawking School Trust and now signed by our triathlon stars Alistair and Jon Brownlee, Stuart Hayes and Helen Jenkins.
Cycling – supporting the Stephen Hawking School Trust and Whoosh.
Boxing – supporting the Stephen Hawking School
One2go – an Olympic flame completed by young people on Hackney Marshes on September 11th 2011, including young Muslim footballers in Salaam Peace five-a side tournament to support sporting charities.
Gamesmakers – supporting Sporting Bunnies and over 50’s project
Swimming – supporting the Stephen Hawking School Trust and Whoosh
We will be creating various additional sporting murals, including:
Kayaking – more premier Football teams – Paralympic Equestrian – Gymnastics
We are planning to hold an exhibition of the murals at citibank in Canary Wharf in early September. The murals will be auctioned at a later date.
The profits generated will be shared between Whoosh, the charity of Stephen Hawking school and Silverfit – the charity promoting lifelong fitness.