Over £20,000 raised for the Grand Appeal

Earlier this month, 20 teams of over 150 people took to the streets of Bristol with one mission: to hunt for Wallace, Gromit and Feathers McGraw, all in aid of the Grand Appeal charity.

The Grand Appeal is the Bristol Children’s Hospital charity and was set up by Aardman, the Bristol based animators behind the much-loved characters Wallace and Gromit.

This year sees over 70 sculptures positioned around the city of Bristol for people to discover and take pictures with, all whilst raising money for the charity.

Bluefin Professions sponsored their very own 'Feathers' sculpture - Fromage McGraw. Designed by Aardman Animation Founder, Peter Lord, and painted by local artist, Rachel Bennett.

Along with sponsoring the sculpture, Bluefin Professions also organised a sculpture hunting day inviting many prominent insurers and solicitors. 20 teams took part and members of the Professions team accompanied each group, keeping them on track and guiding them around the city. Prizes were awarded to those who saw the most sculptures and took to the best snaps and selfies. The day concluded at a local hotel where there was a raffle and many prizes were donated to the cause by retailers, businesses and attractions.

In all, the day raised over £20,000 for the Grand Appeal, not bad for an evening’s work.