Valentine-inspired Gromit proving a hit at Dunkley’s Accountants

Photo of Dunkley's staff welcoming Cupid.

Local accountancy firm Dunkley’s has welcomed a Gromit sculpture back to Bradley Stoke as part of The Grand Appeal’s Gromit Unleashed 2 trail taking place in Bristol this summer.

Cupid, a paisley-printed, Valentine-inspired Gromit will be on display outside their office in support of Bristol Children’s Hospital and the Special Care Baby Unit at St Michael’s Hospital from Monday 2nd July to Sunday 2nd September 2018.

The Gromit was decorated by professional textile designer Blossom and Brush. This is the second year the textile designer has been involved in the trails having previously designed a Shaun sculpture for Shaun in the City, which sat outside St Mary Redcliffe Church.

This is the third time that Dunkley’s have supported The Grand Appeal’s award-winning sculpture trails. In 2013 Dunkley’s sponsored the ‘Two Eds are Better than One’ Gromit as part of the first Gromit Unleashed trail and in 2015 Dunkley’s sponsored ‘Shaun of the Jungle’ as part of the Shaun in the City trail.

Over the next two months, Dunkley’s are looking forward to welcoming thousands of visitors to their office to meet their newest addition, Cupid.

To align with the launch, the firm are running fundraising competitions to further promote their involvement including ‘give Gromit a makeover’ and ‘let me take a selfie with Cupid’ which links to the Gromit’s personal Instagram account @TopDogDunkleys.

Mike Dunkley, director of Dunkley’s Chartered Accountants, said:

“We are really excited to welcome Cupid, our second Gromit sculpture to Dunkley’s. It is going to be a fun-filled summer with a lot of clients, friends from the business world and people from the local community visiting our office to meet the new addition. As a firm, we had no hesitation in supporting The Grand Appeal’s initiative once again and look forward to the excitement it is set to bring with it.”

The Dunkley’s offices can be found at Woodlands Grange, Woodlands Lane BS32 4JY.

Photo: Dunkley’s staff welcome Cupid to the grounds of their offices on 2nd July.

This article originally appeared in the July/August 2018 issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine (on page 27). The magazine is delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to ALL 8,700 homes in Bradley Stoke. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

POSTSCRIPT: Official ‘opening’ on Thursday 12th July 2018

Photo of Bradley Stoke mayor Ben Randles officially 'opening' the Cupid sculpture.

Photo: Bradley Stoke mayor Ben Randles officially ‘opens’ the Cupid sculpture at a wine and cheese evening held in the grounds of Dunkley’s Accountants.

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