Wallace and Gromit fun at charity weekend

FAMILIES in Bristol are invited to our Pennywell Road dealership this month (August, 2014) for a Wallace and Gromit Weekend in aid of charity.

Staff have organised the event, which will take place from August 22 until 24 in aid of Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal.

Adam Davis, Digital Sales Executive at the dealership, said: “Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal is our Charity of the Year for 2014 so we wanted to host a weekend dedicated to the amazing work it does for the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children and Special Care Baby Unit.

(From left to right) Helen Haskell, Corporate & Events Fundraiser at Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal, Adam Davis, Digital Sales Executive at Wessex Garages, Sarah Vipond, Corporate Partnerships Manager at Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal, with Wessex’s Gromit statue.

“We will be hosting a Wrong Trousers Day for staff on Friday, August 22 and also a bake sale throughout the weekend. Members of the team will be baking a variety of cakes including cheesecake, which we heard Gromit loves, to sell to any visitors for £1 per slice.

“There will also be a colouring competition for children to take part in. They will be given a picture of Wallace and his trusty companion to colour in. There will be two age categories, four to seven-year-olds and eight to 12-year-olds.

“Youngsters will also be able to take part in a Wallace and Gromit quiz. We are sure there are lots of fans out there who would like to test out their knowledge. Entry to the quiz and the colouring competition will be a £1 per person and the winners will take home Wallace and Gromit merchandise.”

Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal was established in 1995 and has since raised more than £25 million to support a wide range of life-saving medical equipment, family accommodation, and patient comforts, along with a programme of arts, music, education and play facilities in the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.

Adam added: “Wallace & Gromit merchandise will also be available to purchase at the outlet. We hope lots of people pop in to the dealership during the weekend to support such a worthy cause, which helps so many babies and children.”

The Wallace and Gromit Weekend will take place at Wessex Garages on Pennywell Road from Friday, August 22 until Sunday, August 24 during normal dealership opening hours.

For more information, please call our dealership on 0117 244 9242. You can also keep up-to-date with our latest news and events by liking us on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/wessexgarages or following us on Twitter www.twitter.com/wessexgarages.

For further information about The Grand Appeal, please visit www.grandappeal.org.uk.