Join us in making kindness happen in Exeter!

We’re raising funds towards helping people in need in our city through the Exeter Kindness Mural. 

Painted by local artist, Paul Colsell (82) on the Crossline Building this will be the largest Charlie Mackesy illustration to date. 

We hope it inspires many random acts of Kindness. Be kind and give now!

 

LATEST NEWS from the Mural Project!

KINDNESS! LET'S MAKE IT HAPPEN

Let’s share the stories of kind people in our city and raise funds for charity. Be part of celebrating generosity in Exeter.

THANKS TO THE EXETER CITY COUNCIL AND CHARLIE MACKESY FOR PERMISSION TO MAKE THIS PROJECT POSSIBLE.

The Exeter Kindness mural is a message of welcome and gratitude that WILL be clearly seen from St Sidwell’s point around the corner from our new bus station.

There’s so many people in this city who give of themselves: the NHS, Emergency Services, first responders, delivery companies, our neighbours etc, who have gotten us through the last few years. So any donations towards the charities associated with the Exeter Kindness Mural would be very gratefully received. Let’s brighten up this building up and commemorate all the kind people in our city.” – Paul Colsell

The Crossline Building in Exeter as it stands today. We want to repair the wall and add a mural.

Best selling author and Oscar winner, Charlie Mackesy has given permission for one his illustrations to be used.

Best selling author and Oscar winner, Charlie Mackesy has given permission for one his illustrations to be used.

ABOUT
EXETER KINDNESS

Designed by Paul Colsell our logo represents the people of our city putting their arms around those who need support from our local soup kitchen to orphaned children in Africa. The mural is a project of Kondanani UK in collaboration with other local charities/ organisations.

ABOUT
PAUL COLSELL

Paul Colsell is a veteran artist who has worked in media all his life. He will brave 10m scaffolding on the Exeter Crossline Building to create this iconic mural that celebrates kindness in the city.

ABOUT
CHARLIE MACKESY

Charlie Mackesy is the author and illustrator of the best selling book, ‘The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse’. The Animated Story was aired on BBC over Christimas. Charlie has kindly granted us permission to reproduce one of his best known illustrations which will in effect be the largest in the world to date

WHO WILL BENEFIT

Funds raised via the Exeter Kindness mural will be distributed amongst the following charities:

  • THE CROSSLINE TRUST
    The mural will be painted on the side of the Crossline Building, easily visible from our new bus station. The building is owned by the Crossline Trust, a listed building that will benefit from the remodelling of the wall.

  • CHARITIES IN THE BUILDING
    The Exeter Soup Kitchen is housed in the basement of the building and is run by five organisations who oversee a day of the week. We aim to raise funds to refurbish the kitchen.

  • KONDANANI UK is a national charity based in Exeter that exists to relieve the distress of persons who are in conditions of need or hardship, or who are aged or sick. This includes Kondanani Children’s Village and Paediatic Hospital in Malawi.

EXETER KINDNESS UPDATE

We are pleased to announce that our Crowdfunding Campaign has reached it’s £5000 target. However we hope to raise more than that to benefit the charities within the Crossline Building as well as orphaned children in Africa. 

READ AL GIBSON's
INTERVIEW WITH PAUL COLSELL

Veteran artist, Paul Colsell, has painted many large-scale murals over the years. He now wants to conclude his career by reproducing the largest Charlie Mackesy illustration ever, in a high-traffic part of Exeter city centre to share a message of kindness. Local business journalist, Al Gibson, spoke to him about this exciting project. Click to read.

Support the Exeter Kindness Mural in collaboration with: Exeter City Council, Crossline Trust, Paul Colsell, Charlie Mackesy, the Exeter Soup Kitchen and Kondanani UK. All donations will go towards the cost of funding the mural as well as supporting charities in the building and give a gift to orphaned children in Africa

GET INVOLVED

HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE

MAKE A DONATION

Please give a donation towards  the good causes we are supporting.


SHARE THE WORD

Tell others about this exciting project and follow us on our social platforms.

ATTEND THE UNVEILING

Be a part of the official launch day.

The Exeter Kindness Mural is a project of Kondanani UK
(Charity no: 1113426) an Exeter based charity that exists to support an orphanage in Africa as well as to relieve persons who are in conditions of need, hardship, or who are aged or sick in the UK.

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This website is sponsored by Countdown Creative Ltd, a content creation agency based at Exeter Office Park. It is led by Al Gibson, who is handing communications for Exeter Kindness. Countdown specialises in web copy and original SEO blogs based on journalistic interviews.