On Thursday 8th October at The Mall Cribbs Causeway in Bristol, all 120 Shaun in the City sculptures went under the hammer in an auction hosted by acclaimed Sotheby’s auctioneer Tim Wonnacott, to raising a fantastic £1,087,900 for The Grand Appeal and Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Charity to support sick children across the UK.
The auction saw a packed room of excited bidders and guests, with bids also taken online and a live online stream for fans worldwide to tune in and watch all the action unfold!
Highlights included Globetrotter by Sarah Matthews, which featured on the London trail and sold for £28,000 after an intense bidding war; magical Sparkles the Unicorn by Emily Golden, which sold for £25,000 (to the father of a very excited little girl!) bold Starstruck by animator Richard Williams, which sold for £24,000 and the prestigious Baaack to the Drawing Board, by Wallace & Gromit creator Nick Park, which sold for a whopping £21,000.
Money raised from the 50 sculptures that appeared on the London trail will benefit Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Charity, a national charity raising funds to improve the lives of sick children in hospitals and hospices throughout the UK.
Funds raised from the 70 sculptures that featured on the Bristol trail will benefit The Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children’s Hospital Charity, to double the family accommodation currently provided at Bristol Children’s Hospital and St Michael’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and help provide a lifeline for more families of seriously ill children at an extremely difficult time in their lives. The funds will also support the expansion of the paediatric intensive care unit, to ensure it has the life-saving medical equipment and pioneering facilities it needs to treat sick children from an ever growing area.
We can’t thank our our fantastic bidders enough for helping to raise this life-changing amount!