Gromit comes to Gloucester Road store

June 27 2013

Youngsters will be invited to get baking with Gromit this summer when the famous animated character takes up residence outside a Gloucester Road shop.

Youngsters will be invited to get baking with Gromit this summer when the famous animated character takes up residence outside a Gloucester Road shop.

Nailsea Electrical is sponsoring one of the 80 statues that will be displayed around the city from July 1 as part of a public art trail to raise funds for Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal.

The firm’s 102 Cookery School is joining in the fun and raising extra cash for the drive to expand Bristol Children’s Hospital by holding baking workshops for youngsters. For a donation of £10, each child can bake and decorate their own Gromit, with a prize up for grabs, and have a photo taken next to the 5ft statue.

Giles Pushman, who runs the school, said: “It will be a lovely souvenir from an initiative which is not only putting Bristol on the map but raising money to help other children in the future.”

The firm estimates if each workshop is filled it could raise £7,200 for the appeal.

Ben Gilks, owner of Nailsea Electrical, said: “We were proud to be invited by Gromit Unleashed to sponsor one of the 80 Gromits being placed around Bristol to create the largest art trail of its kind with thousands expected to be visiting each Gromit over the ten weeks.

“To ensure our Gromit stands out from the crowd and has a real impact on the community we will be erecting a 50ft banner to be placed behind him.”

The baking workshops are on August 5, 6, 7, 8, 19, 20, 21, 22, 27 and 28 with 90-minute classes at 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm. Book on 0117 2 440047 or at admin@102cookeryschool.co.uk.