Our Shaun in the City auction was a fantastic success!
We are thrilled at the success of our Shaun in the City charity auction, which took place at the Pavilion at The Mall at Cribbs Causeway last night and raised an incredible £1,087,900 for The Grand Appeal and Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Charity!
Hosted by acclaimed Sotheby’s auctioneer Tim Wonnacott, the auction saw a packed room of excited bidders and invited guests, with bids also taken online and a live online stream for fans worldwide to tune in and watch all the action unfold!
Our Shaun that raised the highest amount was Globetrotter by Sarah Matthews, which featured on the London trail and sold for £28,000 after an intense bidding war! Other highlights included 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.
All funds raised from the 50 sculptures that featured on the Shaun in the City London trail in spring will benefit Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Charity, to help provide life-saving medical equipment, free family accommodation, arts, music and play therapy programmes and sensory equipment and facilities for children in hospitals across the UK.
The funds raised by the 70 Bristol sculptures will help The Grand Appeal to double the family accommodation currently provided at Bristol Children’s Hospital and St Michael’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, to help provide a lifeline for more families of seriously ill children at an extremely difficult time in their lives. The expansion will mean that more families will be able to stay close to their sick children, free of charge, for as long as they need to. The money raised 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. We’d also like to thank our auction sponsors The Mall at Cribbs Causeway, Icescape and Stage Electrics for their support of the auction, along with our project partners and fantastic sponsors who helped make Shaun in the City happen. Thank you also to our incredible artists who gave their time and expertise to create the ewe-nique Shauns, our dedicated fundraisers and volunteers and everyone who took part in our London and Bristol trails and Great Sheep Round Up Exhibitions.
Whether you purchased a sculpture at auction or a figurine in our shop, downloaded our app or sponsored a fundraiser, thank you for your support. Every single penny raised is going to make a truly life-changing difference to sick children and their families across the UK.