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£4,437raised of £3,800 target by 210 supporters

    Weʼve raised £4,437 to fund a Leeds United mural on the Lowfields Road underpass.

    Leeds, United Kingdom
    Funded on Thursday, 3rd August 2017

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    You may have read in our newsletter, or via the Trust Twitter account, that we have recently gained permission from the Highways Agency (and Leeds City Council) to paint a mural on the wall of the underpass beneath the M621 motorway, on Lowfields Road. This approval was gained after six months of negotiation, and a decisive intervention from Hilary Benn MP, for which we are very grateful.

    We don’t need to tell you what an iconic location this is, and how visible a landmark this will be when completed. We would like the final design to celebrate Leeds United as a unique football club, and for it to reflect our proud history, complement the upcoming centenary celebrations in 2019 and stand as a lasting legacy.

    We have been working with Leeds-based organisation East Street Arts on this, who are experienced in public arts and have carried out many similar projects in and around Leeds. They are mostly Leeds fans and are fully behind this project, sharing our desire to give the area more of a ‘Leeds United’ identity, to brighten up the location, and to enable Leeds fans to share 'ownership' of it.

    At the moment we are in the middle of a two-week period where interested artists can submit a design which they would like to be considered for the wall. Our aim is to have four or five mural designs ready for Trust members to vote on in a couple of weeks, and then a short period for voting on the final design. We will then have two weeks at the beginning of August to prepare the site (remove shrubbery and make the wall surface ‘clean’ and paintable) and get the mural finished in time for this season's first home game.

    We are trying to raise £3800, which after JustGiving fees will give us around £3500 to spend on the mural. Included in this will be a donation from Trust funds but we'll need the help of as many Leeds fans as possible.

    If we're lucky enough to raise more than we need, the surplus donations will fund further murals or other community projects.

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    • Danielle W1 year ago
      Danielle W

      Danielle W

      1 year ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Now that the page has officially closed, I want to thank you all for your incredibly generous donations and for creating such a huge buzz around the campaign that we smashed our target in SIX days. SIX!!! You can keep up to date with progress on the mural via members' newsletters, our website and Twitter.

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    • Danielle W1 year ago
      Danielle W

      Danielle W

      1 year ago

      We did it! It only took 6 days for us to reach our target, which is testament to the huge generosity of Leeds United fans! If you have donated and would like to register to vote* for a final design, please email danielle@leedsunitedtrust.com. Voting will open on Wednesday and close on Sunday so you'll have to be quick! *to register to vote, you just need to email Danielle before the closing date of Sunday 23rd July and you will be sent a link to choose your favourite design.

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    • Danielle W2 years ago
      Danielle W

      Danielle W

      2 years ago

      Hi all, We've already raised over £2000 so I just wanted to say a massive thanks to all of you for donating already. Help us spread the word by telling your friends – particularly those who aren't on social media!

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    • Danielle W2 years ago
      Danielle W

      Danielle W

      2 years ago

      Those donating £100 or more will receive free lifetime membership to the Leeds United Supporters' Trust. Remember to email Chris at chris.hunter@leedsunitedtrust.com to claim your membership.

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    2 years ago

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    Page last updated on: 7/20/2017 10:35 AM

    Supporters

    210

    • Daniel Mullaney

      Daniel Mullaney

      Jul 20, 2017

      £10.00

    • Ian Fox

      Ian Fox

      Jul 14, 2017

      MOT

      £100.00

    • Ian Fox

      Ian Fox

      Jul 14, 2017

      £100.00

    • @geirnarvik

      @geirnarvik

      Jul 14, 2017

      Great idea and a wonderful upgrade to the area surrounding Elland Road.

      £10.00

    • Tim Stott

      Tim Stott

      Jul 14, 2017

      Great, bare concrete is boring!

      £10.00

    • Peter Bellerby

      Peter Bellerby

      Jul 14, 2017

      Great idea MOT.

      £10.00

    • Jim Clark

      Jim Clark

      Jul 13, 2017

      On and on.

      £5.00

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    Danielle W

    Danielle W

    Leeds, United Kingdom

    Leeds United Supporters' Trust Board member for Community and Inclusion

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