Mayor’s lego challenge at Leeds shopping centre

Lord Mayor of Leeds, Coun Judith Chapman, pictured at the lego challenge's launch, with daughter Harriet, who has autism and came up with the project idea.
Lord Mayor of Leeds, Coun Judith Chapman, pictured at the lego challenge's launch, with daughter Harriet, who has autism and came up with the project idea.
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The Lord Mayor of Leeds’s charity fundraising challenge to build a giant version of the city’s crest out of lego is back on the road.

The unique project is now set up at the Merrion Centre until Friday November 27 for shoppers to donate cash to buy bricks - from as little as £1 - and help build the 3.5m by 3.5m mosaic.

All money raised goes towards the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Coun Judith Chapman’s chosen charity Specialist Autism Services.

Coun Chapman thanked the Merrion Centre for hosting the challenge and said: “I am delighted to say that the mosaic of the crest is beginning to take shape, but given its size, there is still a lot of hard work to be done.”

After a successful launch in September, the crest has now started to take shape - but with the mosaic made up of a mammoth 200,704 bricks Lord Mayor is calling on the residents of Leeds to help complete the challenge.

Four bricks can be bought for £1 or 16 for £4.

There will also be the chance for businesses, groups, organisations or well-wishers to have their name and logo stamped on the crest by buying a section of bricks at a cost of either £256, for one ‘baseplate’ or £512 for two.

Anyone wishing to donate online and buy a brick on their phone, can text 70070 with LEGO42 and the amount, eg LEGO42 then £1,4,256 or 512.

Any organisation who wants to host all or part of the crest, contact the Lord Mayor’s office via 0113 2474194 or email at lordmayorsoffice@leeds.gov.uk

Carl DAmmassa, Group Managing Director  Business Finance, Aldermore

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