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Colour in Romford project receives £11,000 cash injection from the Mayor of London

PUBLISHED: 12:00 02 July 2016

Lauren Martin and Sarah Walters, part of the Colour in Romford project.

Lauren Martin and Sarah Walters, part of the Colour in Romford project.

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A project which promises to add a splash of colour to Romford’s town centre has been endorsed by the Mayor of London.

The Colour in Romford teamThe Colour in Romford team

The second phase of the Colour in Romford project is gathering momentum after Sadiq Khan pledged £11,000 on Wednesday.

The Made Public team descended on City Hall to put forward their presentation to Mr Khan, the Greater London Authority and potential sponsors.

Members were given two minutes to present their vision for Romford and explain why the project should be backed.

The race is now on with 43 days left for the team to hit their target of £26,377.

Lauren Martin, Made Public member, said: “This massive chunk means we are now over halfway to our target, which has boosted morale no end in the Made Public office.

“We now have a further 43 days to reach our target and every little counts so please dig deep and help us on our quest.”

Made Public is a collaboration of young, innovative minds who have come together with a belief that art should be for everybody.

The Colour in Romford project has already led to giant art murals lining the walls of South Street.

But the team are not resting on their laurels and hope to transform the town centre for good, while inspiring the next generation of budding artists to get involved.

Small businesses are being invited to support the project with logo placement and partnership opportunities available.

Anyone interested should visit https://www.spacehive.com/colour-in-romford


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