Shaun the Sheep Walking Trails, London, England

On my first day of sober, non-jetlagged, exploration of London we found this:

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Curious.

But then, I found this:

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And there had to be some sort of explanation.

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According to the internet, these curious little statues are part of Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Charity fundraiser. In late March, artists debuted 50 of Shaun the Sheeps across London (and in Bristol) along a series of walking trails.

Here’s the Shaun in the City Website.

I downloaded the app.

And donated a few pounds because this is such a good idea.

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And what’s more, on May 31st, they took the initial 50 sculptures away and then on July last Monday (7/6) SEVENTY MORE Shaun the Sheep took their place.

According to the website, “both flocks of Shauns will go to auction later in the year, with funds raised from the 70 Bristol sculptures going to The Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children’s Hospital Charity and funds raised from the 50 London sculptures benefitting Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Charity, supporting children in hospitals across the UK.”

I heartily endorse.

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