Stunning 15ft “wall of thanks” charity mural unveiled

24th June 2020

A new piece of artwork has been unveiled at Edmonton Green Shopping Centre this week, which pays special thanks to everyone who has played an essential role in helping the community fight against coronavirus.

The 15ft “wall of thanks” was painted for charity by local artist Emma Ghafur, director of local arts organisation Tiger Monkey UK Limited.

It took Emma, with some help from husband Paul, just two and a half days to complete the masterpiece, which celebrates the diversity in Edmonton Green and pays homage to the likes of the NHS, volunteers, refuse collectors, bus, train, tube and delivery drivers, supply chain staff, postal workers, caretakers, shop workers and the wider local community to mention a few.

Sabri Marsaoui, Asset Director at Edmonton Green, said: “While the community is still coming to terms with the devastating impact of COVID-19 and its effects, never before has Edmonton Green’s collective spirit shone brighter.

“We wanted the mural to be celebratory and unique in style and highlight everyone who has worked tirelessly to keep people safe.”

As part of the project, Edmonton Green Shopping Centre donated £700 to a local charity of Emma’s choice – the North Enfield Foodbank.

Emma said: “I was very excited to work with the team at Edmonton Green on this project and they have been extremely helpful and supportive throughout.

“I enjoyed every minute working on this and I’d like to thank Edmonton Green for the opportunity.

“I was chuffed to bits to be asked to do this work and I hope it brings joy to everyone who walks past it.”

The mural can be found at the shopping centre, in West Mall near Asda and Holland Barrett.

For the latest information about Edmonton Green visit, www.edmontongreencentre.co.uk or follow @edmontongreen on social media.

To learn more about Tiger Monkey, visit www.tigermonkey-uk.com

(L to R) Marie Kyriacou-Edwards, Operations Manager, Emma Ghafur, artist, Sabri Marsaoui, asset director and Naomi Wainford, Operations Assistant.

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