Published 2 December 2020
DE&S’s Hannah wins once-in-a-lifetime honour as trail statue is turned into charity sculpture
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In 2018 DE&S’ very own Hannah Bone was asked to design the Gromit sculpture at Bristol City’s Ashton Gate stadium.
She was approached by the Gromit Unleashed 2 trail organisers after they had seen some of her illustrations online and jumped at the chance to design Rockin’ Robin and be part of something which has become so iconic.
Hannah’s Gromit was one of 67 sculptures of the four-legged hero, his pal Wallace and his nemesis Feathers McGraw that made up The Grand Appeal’s 2018 Gromit Unleashed 2 trail that saw families from around the world flock to the city.
“To find out it’s coming out as a figurine is so exciting, I feel very lucky to have been part of something so special and now I’m able to relive that excitement all over again”
The sculptures were later auctioned off in aid of Bristol Children’s Hospital and the St Michael’s Neonatal intensive Care Unit and raised a staggering £2 million.
Now Hannah, an illustrator and designer within the DE&S corporate Communications Creative team, has had some more good news having been alerted to the fact that her Gromit creation will be made into figurine and on sale soon.
Hannah, who is born and bred in Bristol, said: “I was so honoured to be asked because the Gromit Unleashed trail means so much to the people of Bristol and brings so many people to the city.
“To find out it’s coming out as a figurine is so exciting, I feel very lucky to have been part of something so special and now I’m able to relive that excitement all over again.”