Leeds United supporters have marked the tenth anniversary of club legend Gary Speed’s passing my memorialising him in a mural in Bramley.
Leeds United Supporters’ Trust has unveiled the mural at ShowOff Design and Display on Stanningley Road, which has been painted by artist Claire Bentley-Smith (also known as Poshfruit Creative).
It was commissioned in association with men’s mental health organisation ‘Andy’s Man Club’.
Ms Bentley-Smith tweeted: “The reason I wanted to paint this is because I lost my dad 27 years ago, the same way Gary died, so I am a huge advocate for men’s mental health and @andysmanclubuk“
A big thanks to @BrynLaw and @tonydorigo for coming down and doing the official unveiling down at @showoff_uk alongside @andysmanclubuk 👌🏻 pic.twitter.com/YVxIvWJKq5— LUFC Trust (@lufctrust) April 4, 2021
2021 marks 10 years since Speed took his own life and the mural marks the start of a series of events to celebrate the former Welsh manager’s impact on the city and raise awareness for male suicide.
Wow, amazing what you can achieve in a day! More to come on the story behind our awe inspiring mural of Gary Speed, follow us for updates and the unveiling with @lufctrust @poshfruit @andysmanclubuk @LeedsUnitedYEP @LUFC 💛🤍💙 #garyspeed #ohgarygary #11 pic.twitter.com/EDb2i3RiI8— Showoff Design (@showoff_uk) April 3, 2021