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Damien painting the mural at Charlton Farm
The mural features Bristol's iconic balloons and suspension bridge
The artwork is aimed at making the hospice foyer a more immersive space for children

A colourful mural depicting Bristol’s world-famous skyline has been painted at a children’s hospice.

Artist Damien Jeffery has painted the artwork of the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge, complete with the hot air balloons synonymous with the city, on the wall in the entrance foyer atChildren’s Hospice South West’s Charlton Farm.

The mural forms a colourful backdrop to a replica of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the car made famous in the film starring Dick Van Dyke

The car was made by super fan of the film Kevin Edge.

Kevin, a retired kitchen fitter from Lympstone, set about creating a replica of the flying car during lockdown as a project to keep him busy.

The magical car, which he made in his workshop, features various materials including household objects including a thermal flask and even a toilet brush holder.

Dad of 1 Damien, 47, from Clevedon, first sketched out the artwork before creating a computer mock up for the wall design.

He then painted the 20ft by 8ft mural using water-based emulsion.

Damien, who also painted the famous train mural which features in Clevedon’s Queens Square, said: “The design for the mural went backwards and forwards a few times, but I wanted it to have a relationship with the car and the local area.

“The wall in the entrance to the foyer is a lovely space and I wanted to paint something colourful and playful.

The suspension bridge and the balloons are very much part of Bristol and I hope the design makes the whole area more immersive for the children.

Children's Hospice South West has been caring for children and young people with life-threatening conditions for over 30 years, providing children's hospice and professional family support services.

The colourful mural at Charlton Farm
The charity provides care and support to families living in the South West, who have children with life-limiting conditions including specialist palliative and hospice care for the whole family, a sibling support service for brothers and sisters, emergency support, end of life care and a bereavement service. To find out more about fundraising for CHSW please visit