Spoon Gorilla on Tour

A world-famous sculpture created from the generosity of schoolchildren around the globe will shortly begin its charity tour.

Bosses from the British Ironwork Centre hope that the "Spoon Gorilla", constructed using more than 40,000 spoons will undertake a "tour of residencies" at Children's Hospitals and Hospices throughout the UK.  It is envisaged that the sculpture will spend a pre-determined period at each hospital and the Centre is currently in contact with a number of potential venues.

Clive Knowles, Chairman of the British Ironwork Centre, said "From the outset, our greatest wish for this project has been that as many children as possible have the opportunity to be amazed and delighted by the Spoon gorilla.  The UK tour will enable us to achieve that aim."

"We have been in touch with many organisations to offer the visit of the statue including Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital, Alder Hey, Royal Bristol Children's Hospital, Birmingham Children's Hospital, Royal Manchester Children's Hospital and Russell's Hall to name but a few."

"Throughout the coming weeks we will be contacting an even greater number to confirm future destinations for the sculpture.  We invite representatives from all Children's Hospitals to contact us - we would be delighted to arrange for the Gorilla to visit!"

The Spoon Gorilla will also be Visiting Shrewsbury Flower Show on 8 and 9 August and Shrewsbury Steam Rally on 24 and 25 August.


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