Sunday, 22 August 2010

Mambo the Mammoth

Hi All,

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 ) 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


  1. Hi Julia
    If you can send me some info I will also put it on my blog.
    Sounds like a fab idea. I wish them luck and protection this year. Zoë

  2. Hi Zoe,
    If you send me your email address I will forward all of the information I have. You can do that through my Boston circle address
    Thanks JUlia

  3. Julia, it keeps bouncing back to me. You can email me via my blog which I'm pleased you are following. Zx