Gromit Unleashed 2 sculptures fetch £1.3 million

More than 600 people turned up to make bids for their favourite sculptures Credit: ITV West Country

This year's Gromit Unleashed trail sculptures raised £1.3 million at auction, bringing the overall total for the Grand Appeal to £1.62 million.

Last night's auction got off to a good start with the first lot - Wallace Space Oddi-tea selling for a stunning £24,000.

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Prices continued to rise as Wallambard and A Grand Tribute both sold for £55,000 each.

Overall the trail raised £1.62 million which will go to supporting charities across the city including Bristol Children's Hospital.

These sculptures stole the show Credit: ITV West Country

Co-founder of Aardman Animation Peter Lord congratulated all winners and thanked a few familiar faces.

This year Bristol engineers created a series of animatronic figures including a flying Gromit.

Each one was developed by a team of engineers from Rolls Royce, Renishaw and the University of Bristol.

In total 67 sculptures of Wallace, Gromit and Feathers McGraw were on show across Bristol.

Congratulations to all of the winning bidders! Not only have they gotten their paws on some undeniably one-of-kind works of art, they have also made a huge difference to patients across the South West. Every penny raised at auction and throughout the Gromit Unleashed 2 trail will go toward helping the patients and families cared for Bristol Children’s Hospital and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St Michael’s Hospital.

Peter Lord, Creator of Wallace and Gromit