In 1978, Liverpool artist and cartoonist George Nicholas and his dynamic community arts team, ‘Art For Their Sake’ decided to offer their services as muralists free of charge to Europe’s largest hospital, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Merseyside.
Soon after forming a team consisting of volunteer artists and muralists from the community, ‘Art For Their Sake’ created a staggering 17,963 sq. ft. mural, earning the team a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s longest mural. The Alder Hey mural eventually grew to in excess of 34,000 sq. ft.