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Grace Little Centre's new mural

Artistic members of our Independence Studio have produced a wonderful wildlife mural at the Grace Little Centre.

Posted Thursday, 3rd December 2020

Carlisle Mencap members have been putting their artistic skills to good use thanks to a grant from the Cumbria Youth Alliance’s Dreamscheme initiative.

The alliance granted the charity £250 under the initiative which gives funding to any project with a community benefit. And Carlisle Mencap, which provides vital support and services to more than 500 adults and children with learning disabilities and their families, used the money to create an eye-catching large mural depicting wildlife species and flora on the side of the charity’s Grace Little Centre for children at Crindledyke, north Carlisle.

Painted by members of the charity’s award-winning Independence Studio, the mural features paintings of badgers, snails, butterflies, woodpeckers, trees and flowers.

The picture shows Sheila Gregory, CEO of Carlisle Mencap, with Juan Shimmin, the project co-ordinator for Cumbrian Youth Alliance, at the unveiling of the mural.

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