The Burrell Shop Mural
One of the most impressive examples of what Opportunites4Communities has achieved is the huge mural painted for The Burrell Shop, a community supermarket opened last year with support from the Norfolk Community Foundation, by Thetford-based graphic designer and illustrator Hilary Codd.
Hilary advertised her services on Opportunities4Communities, which were snapped up by Burrell Shop manager Billie. Hilary said, “The website was easy to navigate and took no time at all to sign up to. I didn’t give it much thought, but within a week I had been contacted by 4 different charities… The work has been a great boost to my confidence in myself and I have already had more work from people seeing it.” The mural is a great advertisement for Hillary’s work, and is seen by hundreds of people a week. It brightens up the entrance to the shop too, giving it a welcoming and lively feel. Hilary also helped The Benjamin Foundation create a new logo. She said, “It has been lovely to see them using the logo for their campaign and I would be more than happy to work with them again in the future.”