Sunday, 22 August 2010
Mambo the Mammoth
Some of you may have seen in the Target last week that a Boston family are currently raising money for Macmillan by building a giant mammoth. Paul Grant produces wheat for Weetabix on land at RG Farms, Boston, and every year they run a bale art competition (details on http://www.weetabix.co.uk/wheatart/ ) Paul and his brother in law, David Sharpe (also a farmer but an artist in his spare time) designed and built a straw mammoth for the competition.
When they had almost finished the bale sculpture, and had been amazed by the media and public attention, someone decided to burn the mammoth down. Although they were somewhat disheartened by this mean action, and indeed locals told them they were outraged, they decided to build another, even better version. Because of the huge public excitement and support, especially with the children, they decided to rebuild the mammoth plus a female mammoth with her baby.
Following a huge number of visits to the mammoths, they started a collection which raised over £850 for the Boston Pilgrim Children's Ward
This year, following their previous success they are going to do it all again. However, this time Nikki Grant's Mum has written a book and they are rasining money for Macmillan Cancer Support. As part of the launch of this and the mammoths they are having an open day on the weekend of the 11th and 12th September, and have asked me to publicise it on our Blog.
If anyone wants any further details please don't hesitate to contact me or alternatively pop along to the day itself, it certainly sounds fun
Saturday 11 September, 10am
at the field next to Boston West Golf Centre
Posted by JulesScrim at 22:15