Shaun in the City

Wallace & Gromit's Children's Foundation


‘Shaun in the City’ was a major arts fundraising event from Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Foundation, which comprises The Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children’s Hospital Charity, and Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Charity, the only national charity supporting children’s hospitals and hospices nationwide.

‘Shaun in the City’ took place in Bristol and London in 2015. 120 sculptures of Aardman’s ‘Shaun the Sheep’ were installed in iconic locations and green spaces to form two arts trails and visitor attractions.

The Foundation was behind the groundbreaking ‘Gromit Unleashed’ trail in Bristol in 2013, the first worldwide to feature a licensed character, which raised £2.3million at auction for The Grand Appeal.

The Foundation drew on its experience in Bristol to pioneer a new national trail model, to benefit children’s hospitals and hospices nationwide, reach new national audiences and raise the charity’s profile and income.

Sculptures were designed by celebrities and major brands including DreamWorks Animation, Cath Kidston, Hello Kitty and Wallace & Gromit’s creator, Nick Park. The 120 sculptures went on display in Bristol and Covent Garden before being auctioned in October 2015.

The funds raised by the Bristol sculptures benefited Bristol Children’s Hospital while the London sculptures benefited children’s hospitals and hospices nationwide

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