35 giant bear sculptures have touched down ahead of Leeds Hospitals Charity’s summer bear hunt.
The giant bears won’t be taking over the city centre until July, but they have already arrived in West Yorkshire, ready to raise money for the local charity.
The idea is that the bear will be ‘hidden in plain sight’ to recreate a real life version of Michael Rosen’s iconic children’s book ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ to life.
The money raised by Leeds Bear Hunt will help to enhance local children’s hospitals with the latest technology and clinical equipment, as well as supporting children and families through difficult times.
The trail also has a special meaning to the hospitals, as the book talks about the way we deal with our fears, “this is reflected in the experience of many children in hospital, who might fear the unknown, or the knowledge of what is to come.”
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Paul Watkins, Director of Fundraising at Leeds Hospitals Charity, said: “We’re happy to see our Bears have landed safely in Leeds ahead of the Bear Hunt in the summer! We’re eager for families and businesses alike to get involved and help us raise money for Leeds Children’s Hospital. July can’t come soon enough! The next step is for the Bears to be decorated by the wonderful team of talented artists, designers and illustrators we have waiting in the wings.”
For more information about Leeds Bear Hunt or to donate to Leeds Children’s Hospital, please visit the Leeds Bear Hunt website.
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