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Giant shoe sand sculpture unveiled for charity

Brighton’s Deputy Mayor Cllr Denise Cobb last night uncovered a giant running shoe created entirely of sand, to celebrate the recent appointment of Chestnut Tree House as Local Charity Partner for the Brighton Marathon 2015.

Brighton’s Deputy Mayor Cllr Denise Cobb and Guy Clinch, Chairman of Trustees for Chestnut Tree House Credit: Chestnut Tree House

The marathon-themed 1.9m x 2m running shoe sculpture was created especially for Sussex’s only children’s hospice, Chestnut Tree House. Chestnut Tree House’s aim is to recruit 300 runners, one for each child the charity currently cares for.

The sculpture will remain at the Black Rock Site of the Brighton Sand Sculpture Festival on Maderia Drive until the end of September.

Seaside sand sculptures in Sussex

The international Sand Sculpture Festival starts on Monday and has turned the Black Rock site in Brighton into a sand village of the world's biggest music stars.

Around 4000 tonnes of sand had to be shipped in to Brighton for the 20 artists to work with because the city's own beach is pebbly.

But undeterred, the sculptors have got to work on the theme of Sing-a-Song of Sculpture and The Beatles, Beethoven, Led Zeppelin, Elvis Presley and Adele are already visible.