Press info: Foresters UK receive a Wallace & Gromit Children’s Charity special Golden Gromit Award
Foresters members and staff have supported Wallace & Gromit Children’s Charity for the past 2 years, initially on “A Grand Day Out” and now also for “The Big Breakfast”, launched earlier this year, raising much needed funds for poorly children in hospices and hospitals across the UK.
Marie Storey, Head of Fundraising at Wallace & Gromit's Children's Charity, said "We are delighted to award Foresters this Golden Gromit. The Golden Gromit recognises Foresters outstanding support for Wallace & Gromit's Children's Charity and their commitment to help improve the quality of life of sick children across the UK. It is our unique way to say a BIG thank you to Foresters staff and members who have transformed the work we do and without whom we would not be where we are today"
The Golden Gromit is only the second one ever awarded and it was made by Aardman’s Head Model Maker, Jim Parkyn, under the supervision of Nick Park. Jim Parkyn has worked at Aardman since 2000, on movies including “Chicken Run”, “Wallace & Gromit Curse of the Were Rabbit” as well as the “Shaun the Sheep” series, “Timmy Time” and “Creature Comforts”.
On receiving the award, Lizzie Carrington-Porter said on behalf of Foresters, “I am honoured and delighted to receive this Golden Gromit on behalf of Foresters in recognition for our continued support of Wallace & Gromit Children’s Charity. Our relationship with Wallace & Gromit Children’s Charity is much more than that of a sponsor; we work as partners and our members and staff give their time to get involved and volunteer at various events and activities throughout the year, helping to raise funds for children across the UK. This wonderful sculpture of the iconic Gromit will be treasured. Thank you to everyone involved.”
For anyone interested in finding out more information about A Grand Day Out or to register for pack to hold your own sponsored dog walk in your area, please visit www.agranddayout.org.uk
Elizabeth Carrington-Porter, UK Member Development Manager.
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