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Willans gets wild with sponsorship of Lions at Large

10 June 2024

We are pleased to announce that we will be sponsoring a lion in the 2025 Lions at Large campaign, part of Gloucestershire’s first ever Wild in Art sculpture trail.

Between July and September 2025, the ‘Lions at large’ trail will take place throughout the streets, parks and open spaces of Cheltenham and Gloucester.

The campaign is being launched in aid of Cheltenham and Gloucester Hospitals Charity, to help transform cancer care in the region. New proposed facilities in Cheltenham include digital consulting rooms, a state-of-the-art research area and a therapeutic outdoor space. Lions have been chosen for the sculpture trail to reflect the courage of those who are fighting the disease.

To create and deliver Lions at Large, the charity has partnered with Wild in Art, which has put on many other trails around the world. As well as being on display throughout the trail, the lion sculptures will be available to view at an exclusive art selection event in January 2025.

Partnerships manager for Cheltenham and Gloucester Hospitals Charity, Karen Organ said: “We are incredibly excited that Willans LLP has signed up as one of our first sponsors for Lions at Large!

“This exciting trail will be something the whole community can be involved in and it is only possible thanks to incredible local businesses like Willans choosing to be involved. Their part in helping to support new cancer care facilities will remain a lasting legacy in Cheltenham for local cancer patients and their loved ones.”

Managing partner, Bridget Redmond said: “As a firm, we feel it’s our responsibility and privilege to support our local community and this is a very exciting campaign, which will not only directly benefit cancer patients in Gloucestershire, but also helps to boost our business and leisure economies. We are delighted to be involved and look forward to meeting our lion in the new year.”

For more information on the campaign, visit: www.lionsatlarge.co.uk and visit our charity & community page to read more about our commitment to charitable causes.

Cheltenham and Gloucester Hospitals Charity helps make hospital life better for everyone and its passionate NHS staff. It offers support over and above what the NHS can provide, investing in state-of-the-art equipment, helping to transform the hospital environment, and supporting incredible staff. 

Wild in Art is the leading producer of spectacular public art events that entertain, enrich, inform and leave a lasting legacy. It brings together businesses and creative sectors with schools and local communities through the creation of uniquely painted sculptures. Since 2008 Wild in Art has animated cities across the world including Sydney, Auckland, Cape Town and São Paulo, and created trails for the London 2012 Olympics, the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Historic Royal Palaces and Penguin Random House.

Wild in Art events have:

  • Enabled over £26.5m to be raised for charitable causes
  • Injected £4.3m into local creative communities
  • Engaged over 1.2 million young people in learning programmes
  • Helped millions of people of all ages to experience art in non-traditional settings

Follow them on social media @wildinart or search the hashtag #wildinart for more.

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