Contributed by Associated British Ports
27/09/2019 - Associated British Ports
The UK’s leading ports operator, ABP, has donated £1,500 to the Suffolk Wildlife Trust to help create a new mural for Lowestoft town centre as part of its ongoing effort to support the local community and wildlife.
The mural of a Kingfisher (a species of bird that can be found locally at Carlton Marshes) has been created by ATM a well-known street artist.
This mural will be part of a new wildlife art trail across Lowestoft town centre, which includes two previous ATM murals of a marsh harrier and a barn owl, both of which are local to the area. Members of the public will be able to enjoy the bright colours of the mural, as they traverse Commercial Road in Lowestoft.
Paul Ager, Divisional Port Manager for ABP said: “We were proud to partner with the Suffolk Wildlife Trust to support this local initiative which will bring colour to the centre of Lowestoft and raise awareness about local wildlife”.
Due to the height and position of the mural, ABP collaborated with local businesses, including Suffolk Fire Service, to ensure the safety of the artist and volunteer painters. The painting also has a special connection to the Port of Lowestoft, which earlier this year acquired a new state-of-the-art pilot boat as part of an £800,000 investment and ABPs continued commitment to the environment. The boat was christened ‘Kingfisher’ by the children of local St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School.
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