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 is 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 EVERYONE WHO MADE THIS PROJECT POSSIBLE.

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy, reimagined for the Crossline Building, Heavitree Road, Exeter, by Paul Colsell. With special thanks to Charlie Mackesy, Exeter City Council and the Crossline Trust for permission for the mural to be painted. Also to the public who contributed through crowdfunder.co.uk

Well done to the team that painted the mural, in 12 days including Paul, Harry and Dexter with support from Betty. We appreciate the Exeter Kindness Team, who have worked on this project together for over a year – Paul & Betty Colsell, Al Gibson and Jeanine Rose-Gibson, Tim Davies and Gwenllian Riall. Thanks to Kondanani UK for financial oversight, Countdown Creative for sponsoring communications, White Linen Photography and Style Accounts. We appreciate all the contractors who worked on resurfacing the wall – Matthew Cousins of Apex Scaffolding; Chris Harper of CH Plastering; SAS Render Systems; Ben Rourke of BSR Decorating; and Johnsons Paint. We also thank Signs Express, Exeter for creating our banner.

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 are being distributed amongst the following charities:

  • THE CROSSLINE TRUST
    The mural is situated on the gable wall of the Crossline Building, easily visible from our new bus station. The building is owned by the Crossline Trust, a listed building that has benefitted from the renovation 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 are raising funds to support this community service.

  • 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.

MEET THE TEAM

From left to right, Betty & Paul Colsell, Harry Colsell, Tim Davies, Al Gibson, Jeanine Rose-Gibson and Gwenllian Riall. The photo was taken at Crossline in the basement of the building, which feeds homeless people most days of the week. We continue to raise funds to assist people in need in our city.

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 Project. All donations will go towards 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.


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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 in Exeter. It is led by Al Gibson, who handles communications for Exeter Kindness. Countdown specialises in web copy and original SEO blogs based on journalistic interviews.