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Last chance to see the Shauns out in the wild

Today is the final day to catch Bristol's Shaun in the City statues out in their natural habitat.

From tonight the 70 sculptures are off to pastures new - they'll be rounded up for two special exhibitions ahead of the charity auction in October, raising money for the Bristol Children's Hospital.

Despite being on course for the wettest August on record, these sheep seem to have been a real hit, and everyone's got a favourite.

We talked to those who braved the weather to have a last look at their Shauns:

Organisers say the trail has been a huge success. Here's the trail in numbers:

13,000
uses of #shaunnthecity
80,000
downloads of the Sheep Spotter app
1.5 mn
views clocked up via the app
£2.3 mn
the amount raised by the Gromit Unleashed auction

Shaun is so popular...he spans the age range. From young children through to Grandma and Granddad, we've had the whole family on the trail.

– Anna Shepherd, The Grand Appeal

The sculptures will be auctioned off to raise money for The Grand Appeal, so Shaun's popularity could make a real difference:

Last day to complete Shaun in the City sculpture trail

The figures are due to be auctioned off with proceeds going to Bristol Children's Hospital Credit: Kim Ball

Today's the last day you can see the 70 models that make up the Shaun in the City trail in Bristol.

Organisers say the sculptures have attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors, including many from overseas.

The figures are due to be auctioned off with proceeds going to Bristol Children's Hospital.

Last weekend for Bristol's Shaun in the City trail

Last weekend for Bristol's Shaun in the City trail Credit: ITV News

People have been out across Bristol taking their last opportunity to spot the city's 70 Shaun the Sheep sculptures.

The Shaun in the City trail will end 5pm tomorrow - but it seems to have been a success, despite the wet summer.

Organisers say the shaun in the city hashtag has been used 13,000 times.

The sculptures will be auctioned off to raise money for Bristol Children's Hospital.

Shear excitement! Shaun tickets to go on sale

These Shauns from the London trail will join their Bristol counterparts in September Credit: PA

It's official. Tickets for "The Great Sheep Round Up", the Shaun in the City exhibition, will be going back on sale at 1pm today, Thursday 27 August.

It comes after the website went down due to demand and technical issues.

Organisers have assured us that you will be able to get hold of them on their website.

We experienced a number of technical issues with the original ticketing website, and would like to thank Shaun fans and supporters for their patience and understanding while we resolved these.

We’d like to reassure everyone that there are still thousands of tickets remaining, with availability for sessions across all nine days of the exhibition. We are looking forward to welcoming visitors to see all 120 sculptures in one place for the very first time.

– Lauren Howard, project manager, The Grand Appeal

The exhibition will run from 12-20 September at The Mall at Cribbs Causeway and will feature all 120 Shaun in the City sculptures from both the London and Bristol trails.

The Bristol sculptures will be auctioned later this year to raise funds for The Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children’s Hospital Charity.

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