A SHOP on Chipping Sodbury High Street has raised over £400 for charity by running different charity events.

Swagger has been raising the money for the Grand Appeal in conjunction with the Gromit statue that is situated in the town as part of the Gromit Unleashed 2 Trail.

Throughout July The Swagger team decided to run a host of different events to raise money, with £1 donated from each sale of a Gromit, lucky dips, a raffle and ticketed shopping evenings.

Across the month the shop raised a Grand total of £461 for the Grand Appeal.

Towards the end of July, the shop had the Amazing Grace Gromit key-rings delivered which are retailing at £3.50.

The shop owner, Alice Swagger, revealed how she hopes people help her support the appeal.

"We really hope to sell out as all funds are donated straight to The Grand Appeal," she said.

"We have loved every minute of hosting a Gromit in the town and experienced an increase in the footfall coming into Swagger.

"We met many customers who have never been to Chipping Sodbury before. All the retailers can do now is to hope the town made a good impression so they will all return again."

The Chipping Sodbury Chamber of Commerce was also heavily involved in bringing the Gromit to the town earlier this year, they also set up the Gromit Search in the High Street.

That 'summer search' has been drawing in many families as they search for 24 cuddly Gromit's in shop windows. Winners of a competition will get one of the toys involved in the trail.

A spokesperson for the Chamber said: "As a chamber member and being involved in the Sodbury Summer Search we look forward to picking the successful applicants and presenting all 24 winners with their plush soft toy Gromit."