Gromits help to raise £3.8m for sick children

Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal has raised £3.8m towards the expansion of Bristol Children's Hospital - exceeding its initial target by £300,000.

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Gromit fans meet the 81st statue

Crowds have again been gathering in Bristol to see the Gromit Unleashed exhibition. Queues for The Greatest Dog Show on Earth were this morning stretching back from its location in the old Habitat store on Queen's Road in Clifton to the junction with Tyndalls Park Road.

Queues outside "The Greatest Dog Show on Earth" Credit: ITV News West Country

And for the hardy people in the queue, an extra special treat. A new 81st Gromit has been added to the 80 others at the exhibition.

The 81st Gromit Credit: ITV News West Country

Three year old Arthur from Redfield in Bristol queued for 3 hours before being photographed beside the 81st Gromit. A competition has been launched to name it.

Little boy and 81st Gromit Credit: ITV News West Country

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