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Monday, October 7, 2013

Gromit raises two million pounds for charity

Statues of my favourite TV star raise money for hospital

From the BBC

More than £2.3m has been raised for charity as dozens of Gromit statues were auctioned in Bristol.

All 81 of the sculptures were sold for Wallace & Gromit's Grand Appeal, which is raising £3.5m for an expansion of Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.

One lot, Gromit Lightyear, designed by animation studio Pixar and based on the Toy Story character, sold for £65,000.

Nick Park, who created the Gromit character, said he was "stunned" by how much had been raised.
'So generous'
"I couldn't wait to see the Pixar Gromit Lightyear go because obviously that was a top runner," Mr Park said.

"It just kept going up. When the first few started climbing I started tingling. It was double the target.

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