Heart Research UK is a visionary charity that, as well as funding ground-breaking medical research into the prevention, treatment and cure of heart disease, actively seeks to help us all live healthier, happier, longer lives through innovative approaches.
Working in collaboration with NCP car parks, Heart Research UK’s most recent initiative is designed to encourage drivers to park on the sixth floor and take the stairs. On arrival at the sixth floor participants are also rewarded with the sight of the colourful murals which have been created using paint from Community RePaint.
It was John Lloyd, Midlands Regional Executive, at Heart Research UK who first contacted Community RePaint and has been leading the project: “We are delighted with the generous support we have received from Community RePaint with paint for our Healthy Heart Floors in NCP car parks around the country, helping to highlight the importance of keeping a healthy heart in a fun, easy and educational way as well as helping to brighten up car parks with local “art galleries”. The environment also gets a helping hand by using paint that might be sent to landfill.”
Each mural which reinforces the message ‘Love your Heart’ was designed and painted by with the help of local young people and feature Hartley Heart, the charity’s mascot. ‘Healthy Heart Floors’ can now be found at Londonderry House NCP car park, Birmingham, Freer Street NCP car park, Walsall and Rother Street NCP car park, Stratford-upon-Avon with more planned for later this year.