Taking on one of his toughest challenges yet, Professor Andy Wolf is set to swim solo across the English Channel this August for the Bristol Children’s Hospital cardiac unit where he worked for over 20 years.
Today we unveiled the ground-breaking interactive sculptures that are set to feature in this year’s trail, Gromit Unleashed 2!
At the iconic Brabazon Hangar at Bristol’s Filton Airfield, three giant Gromits were revealed this morning. Made by our trailblazer partners, University of Bristol, Renishaw UK, and Rolls-Royce, these impressive sculptures feature wagging tails, flashing lights and moving eyes and are a true first for sculpture trails across the world!
In less than a month’s time, Gromit Unleashed 2 will be hitting our streets and we are beyond excited to reveal that we have collaborated with iconic British TV game show ‘The Crystal Maze’ to create an exclusively designed sculpture,
The beginning of May saw the incredible Joyner family lead an impressive team of 40 family, friends, and colleagues to take part in the Bath Two Tunnels Races. So far the Joyner team have raised over £5000 and for this, we think they deserve a massive shout out!
There was something for everyone on the day, as some completed a half marathon, whilst others chose between a 10 or 5k run. Meanwhile, the little ones took part in a 1 mile or 300m colourburst run. Between them, this team of 40 fundraising heroes ran a staggering 350 kilometres.
Two terrific teams will be taking on the National Three Peaks Challenge next month, within just a day of each other, doing their best to fundraise an ambitious £10 000 each. The challenge will see both walk a total of 23 miles whilst trying to navigate the three highest peaks in Scotland, England, and Wales.
The phenomenal Natalia Spencer completed her ‘Walk of Love’ across the South West on the 29th May, in memory of her little girl, Elizabeth. Not only has Natalia’s incredible fundraising efforts surpassed an astounding £250,000 but in the process, she has emulated the journey her daughter took before tragically passing away in December 2015.
Sunday 13th May witnessed not only some fabulously sunny skies but hordes of talented runners, big and small, doing their best for charity in Simplyhealth Great Bristol’s 10k and Family Run in what was a fantastically fun community event for all.
More than 12,000 people took part in the annual 10k event, with 80 of our own awesome runners taking on the challenge that saw them run through some of Bristol’s most iconic spots, before collecting a medal and a goodie bag.
Calling all trail fans! The countdown is well and truly on, and with less than two months to go, we are so excited to announce the full list of sponsors and locations which will be home our incredible sculptures of Wallace, Gromit and Feathers McGraw this summer.
‘Bristol Children’s Hospital saved Phoenix’s life and for that, I will be forever in their debt. The Land’s End to Bristol ride will be an exceptional challenge for Damien and I, but one that I am so proud to do for the wonderful staff here who have kept us positive even on our darkest of days. We just can’t thank them enough but we CAN get on our bikes and raise money to help other children like Phoenix’
Clare and Damien’s son Phoenix was born with a condition called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, a congenital heart disease affecting 1 in 5000 babies each year.