Brunelcare were proud to be a sponsor of Bristol’s Shaun in the City trail this year.
Our sculpture was Sparkles the Unicorn, and sold in the Shaun in the City Auction on 8th October for a staggering £25,000 – the second highest bid! Sparkles was seen during the Bristol trail from July – August, located in Horfield.
Brunelcare saw this sponsorship as a wonderful chance to raise the profile of two important local charities; our own, providing housing, care and support for people in Bristol and the South West, working together with Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal to raise money for Bristol Children’s Hospital. It’s a great opportunity to bring older and younger generations together.
During the trail, our staff and friends also helped us raise over £850 for The Grand Appeal by knitting and selling Shaun the Sheep toys and holding fundraising events on a few of our sites.
The photo with this news story features Sparkles, joined by our CEO Paula Kennedy and Emily Golden the designer; just before the trail launched. Emily is a talented Bristol-based illustrator.
To read more, here is some of our press coverage:
All four of Brunelcare’s care homes have been rated ‘gold standard’ for their end of life care
Brunelcare’s Robinson House care home is the first care home in Bristol to be rated by Dementia Care Matter’s Household Model of Care Butterfly Accreditation scheme as a ‘Butterfly Home’