ONE of last year’s Gromit statues has arrived in Chipping Sodbury for a fortnight stay.

The Antique Rose fibreglass figurine, which features a Cath Kidston original pattern, will be on display in the Hobbs House Bakery garden until June 30.

The five foot statue, which formed part of 2013’s Gromit Unleashed trail in aid of the Grand Appeal for Bristol Children’s Hospital and St Michael’s Hospital, has taken up residency for two weeks to help promote the business and Chipping Sodbury as a shopping destination.

It is on loan from Yate Supplies, which bought the figure in a charity auction at the end of the trail last autumn.

Hobbs House, home to Fabulous Baker Brothers Tom and Henry Herbert, will be hosting a number of Gromit-themed events and activities during Antique Rose's stay.

Anna Hobbs, from the bakery, said: “We are delighted to announce that Gromit has come to stay in our garden in Chipping Sodbury High Street.

“We have lots going on in our shops to celebrate and will be fundraising for the Grand Appeal too.

“There will also be local schools to coming to visit us.”

There will be a Gromit colouring competition with all entries displayed in the shop.

During this weekend’s carnival day, on Saturday, June 21 (11.30am-3pm) children will be invited to decorate their own Gromit biscuit workshop in the bakery café.