Symon Mathieson, from SYKE Graffiti Art, has now designed a mural of Lee himself, next to the previously designed Oasis artwork at Dundee’s DPM graffiti park.
Lee’s parents, Phil and Lesley, were invited to the unveiling of Lee’s mural on Saturday and said they are “lost for words” by the love shown for their son.
Phil said: “We received a phone call from one of Lee’s friends requesting that Lee’s mum and I come along to the DPM on Saturday at 2pm, which we did.
“There we noticed a small gathering of his friends, and then we spotted the actual mural of Lee himself. We were lost for words
“His mother and I adore it and Lee would have loved it.
“Seeing something like the mural on the wall emphasises to his mother and I how loved Lee was and that offers us comfort.
“His friends are organising a race night which again demonstrates the impact Lee had on many.”
Artist Symon said: “After seeing how much it meant to Lee’s friends and family having the Oasis portraits dedicated to him, I had no problem in doing the one of Lee. I didn’t know Lee, but friends of mine did, he was obviously a well known and loved guy.”
The Welsh family have already said they believe more has to be done to help those living with mental illness.
Phil, Lee’s mum, Lesley, and sister, Kirsty, believe Dundee should have its own crisis centre, similar to an initiative in Edinburgh, where those experiencing severe mental health issues can go for care.
A race night and disco in memory of Lee will be held at the function suite of Dundee’s Skyaxe Combat and Fitness Centre on November 18.
A website has been created by the family to share stories of mental health which can be shared with politicians and charities.
SYKE Graffiti has created a tribute to Lee in Dundee. Lee was a huge Oasis fan and the family are over the moon that this has been done for Lee. You can see images of the murals below, however. we’ve also added a Tribute page to the site where these are featured and we’ll also be putting images of other tributes & fund raising events.
From the penumbra web site. Dundee needs a similar crisis centre.
A host of amazing items have been donated to the Edinburgh Crisis Centre for a fundraising event being held in the capital later this month.
The Edinburgh Crisis Centre is one of only a handful of mental health crisis centres in Scotland. It provides a 24 hour helpline for people in the capital aged 16 years or over and a safe private space for people in distress to receive support, including overnight accommodation if required.
The event at the Leith Ex-Serviceman’s Club (7 Smith’s Place, EH6 8NT) on Friday 25 August hopes to raise money which will go towards maintaining and refurbishing the Centre.
A number of amazing items have been gifted to the centre to auction off, including:
Eastenders 18 signed cast photos (3Ft by 2ft) Starting bid £100
‘Summer, Tulloch Moor’ painting by Ann Vastano (an artist commissioned to produce artwork for the Scottish Parliament) Starting bid £100
Signed Bradley Walsh CD and photo Starting bid £10
Framed car sketch by Keith Leslie, local artist Starting bid £20
Amber Arts painting Starting bid £20
Flight light aircraft (two people for an hour) Starting bid £10
Don Cayote Outdoor Centre and Fox lake Adventure Centre vouchers Starting bids £10
Relish Scotland Cook book signed by Chef Mark Greenaway Starting bid £10