Shaun the Sheep sculpture arrives in Warmley ahead of art trail launch

shaun and ameilia and Karen harringtonThe Shaun the Sheep art trail begins officially on Monday but Warmley Waiting Room has already taken delivery of its colourful sculpture.

Visitors to the café on the platform next to the Bristol & Bath Railway Path were posing for photos by ‘Buddleia’ today, including seven-year-old Amelia Harrington, from North Common, pictured above with mum Karen.

A flock of 70 Shauns will be dotted around Bristol, including one in Fountain Square in Staple Hill, from Monday until the end of August.

The trail follows on from the huge success of Gromit Unleashed two years ago which attracted 1.8 million visitors and raised £4.5m for Bristol Children’s Hospital with the sculptures, created by artists, designers and celebrities,  sold off at auction.

In October the Shauns will be auctioned off alongside a further 50 that went on display in London earlier this year.

Money raised from the London sculptures will benefit the Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Charity, which raises funds to improve the lives of sick children in hospitals and hospices throughout the UK.

Funds raised from the 70 featured on the Bristol trail will benefit the Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children’s Hospital Charity.

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