A mural dedicated to the NHS and other key workers who have been at the forefront of the coronavirus pandemic has been unveiled at Meadow Lane.
Located on County Road, the joint project between the club and its charitable arm, Notts County Football in the Community, will be a long-lasting symbol of appreciation to all members of the NHS and key workers who have gallantly put themselves in harm’s way to save lives throughout the Covid-19 crisis.
Sam Crawford, Head of Income Development at Notts County Football in the Community, said: “It's fantastic to have this opportunity to work alongside the football club to put on record our sincere thanks to all of the amazing NHS staff and all key personnel who have worked tirelessly to save lives.
“The intention behind this project was always to create a long-lasting message of thanks that will pay tribute to the incredible dedication of key workers during this challenging time and we are very thankful indeed to the artist, Elliott Caine, for helping to make this a reality.”
Prior to the commencement of the artwork, local Notts supporter and director of Henderson Interiors, Gary Henderson, spent several days carrying out repairs and renovations to the wall – transforming it into a blank canvas to allow Elliot to get to work.
Jason Turner, Notts County’s CEO, said: “We’ve really enjoyed working with Elliott, Henderson Interiors and FITC to deliver this very poignant project.
“The wall looks superb and is a fitting tribute to our amazing health workers who have done so much to keep society safe.
“We’re really looking forward to the first match when crowds can return to Meadow Lane, when we’ll be offering all NHS staff free entry and honouring their selfless actions.”
Sam added: “As the club’s charity, Notts County Football in the Community is proud to serve such a dedicated and diverse community and this project is just one way in which we can put on record our thanks, along with the football club, for the key workers who help to make our community what it is.”
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