South-west cookshop chain Kitchens sponsored the Shaun in the City event in Bristol this summer.
Held from July 6 to August 31, the charity art trail aimed to raise money for The Grand Appeal, which funds medical equipment, facilities, and comforts for patients at Bristol Children’s Hospital.
During the period, 70 giant Shaun the Sheep sculptures, created by artists, designers and celebrities, was on show in green spaces across Bristol for the public to enjoy. Lots of Shaun hunters got stuck in and made the most of the trail which included a visit to‘Tutti Frutti Shaun’, who grazed outside Kitchens’ Bristol branch at 167 Whiteladies Road. Kitchens said: “He was much admired and photographed hundreds of times. We welcomed dozens of existing and new customers to the store as they were doing the trail.”
The cookshop held some activities to encourage Shaun spotters to come inside, including the Fleecy Photo Flock (a gallery of photos of people with Tutti Frutti) and the Grazing Trail (to find five fruit & vegetable images around the store). Customers were also invited to take away a cork sheep-shaped coaster to decorate donated by local housewares supplier T&G Woodware, and more than 120 entries were received. They were judged by artist Laura Fearn who created Tutti Frutti Shaun, along with Patrick Gardner (pictured right) and Chris Mancini from T&G Woodware. The competition and other events in-store helped to raise over £2,300 for The Grand Appeal.