A SERIES of Gromit related events are taking place in Thornbury to tie in with the town’s involvement in this year’s Grand Appeal trail.

‘Honeysuckle Rose’ was unveiled in St Mary Centre earlier this month as part of the Gromit Unleashed 2 trail for which more than 60 statues of the popular Aardman canine, his owner Wallace and nemesis Feathers McGraw have been placed around Bristol and the wider area.

To encourage more people to get out and about in the town, a mini Gromit hunt has been organised by Thornbury Chamber of Commerce, with several smaller Gromit figurines playing hide and seek in businesses around the town.

Entry forms can be found in participating businesses, which include Gems, Papilio at Heritage, Bonds Estate Agents, Finishing Touches, Paintpotts, News 4 U, CO-OP and Surroundings.

The lucky winner will receive £25 in Thornbury vouchers as well as their favourite mini Gromit figurine.

Members of the public can also try their hand at designing their own Gromit, Wallace and Feathers, by collecting a colouring sheet from any of Bonds of Thornbury, Papilio at Heritage, Paintpotts, Surroundings, Gems and News 4 U.

A donation of 50p has been suggested for each entry sheet, with all money raised supporting The Grand Appeal, with the winners of the three age categories receiving their own Gromit figurine to paint themselves.

Entries for both competitions must be returned to participating businesses by September 2.