Sandwell waves goodbye to The Big Sleuth bears
Published 22nd September 2017
Three of Sandwell’s Big Sleuth bears will be auctioned off next month to raise money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity.
The sculptures, part of a massive public art trail across Birmingham and beyond, have been visited thousands of times over the past 10 weeks.
Children from Abbey Junior School in Bearwood waved goodbye to the bears before they were moved over the weekend.
Picnic Time for Teddy Bears (sponsored by The West Brom) Bussy Bear (sponsored by National Express West Midlands) and Beartrix Blocker (sponsored by SkateHut) will all be put up for auction on Thursday 12 October at Thinktank, Birmingham.
Sandwell’s three community bears – Bentley the Bearwood Bear, Uncle B and Bearolution – were funded by the council and local organisations and will remain in the community that funded them as a lasting legacy.
Sandwell Council’s cabinet member for leisure, Councillor Richard Marshall, said: “It’s been a great summer in Sandwell and the bears have been a fantastic attraction for residents and visitors alike.
“I can’t wait to see what we’ve helped to raise for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity.”
All of The Big Sleuth bears can be seen at the special Farewell Weekend being held at Eastside City Park in Birmingham from Friday 6 October until Sunday 8 October.
Buy tickets for the farewell weekend.
Register your interest in the auction.