Anonymous Shaun buyer donates sculpture to Bristol Children’s Hospital

We’re delighted that a successful bidder at our charity auction has donated his sculpture, Maisy and Friends, back to Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal, to be displayed outside Bristol Children’s Hospital!

The buyer, who has decided to remain anonymous, became the owner of Maisy and Friends with a winning bid of £7,000 on the auction night. The colourful Shaun was designed by much-loved children’s author Lucy Cousins, and was located outside Bristol Children’s Hospital during the trail. This special Shaun allowed sick children being treated at the hospital to feel a part of the summer trail, even if they weren’t able to get out and about to visit all 70 sculptures - like 4-year-old Lilly Lovell (pictured), who underwent treatment for leukaemia at the hospital earlier this year. Maisy and Friends has returned to the same spot, where it will now be on permanent display.

We’d like to say a huge thank you to the kind donor for their incredible generosity and kind gift, which is a wonderful reminder of the joy that Shaun in the City brought to Bristol this summer, as well as the way the funds raised will help to brighten the lives of the hospital’s young patients and their families.