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A glamorous auction next week will give visitors a chance to buy ‘Ed Sheeram’.

The life-sized sheep was one of 24 statues that went on display as part of the Eye Sheep Art Trail over the past two months.

The unique creations were designed by local artists and businesses in aid of The Blossom Charity.

Artist Amanda Church with the sheep she designed. Picture by Mecha Morton.
Artist Amanda Church with the sheep she designed. Picture by Mecha Morton.

Musician Rick Wakeman was involved with the design of ‘Hilda’ the sheep, while Royal Ballet star Gary Avis donated a signed photograph to accompany ‘The Father Shepherd Sheep’, inspired by his character in the Royal Ballet production of A Winter’s Tale.

Bridget McIntyre, founder of The Blossom Charity, said: “We were overwhelmed by the success of the Sheep Art Trail.

“It was a joy to see the number of visitors it attracted and to hear some of the wonderful things people were saying about their experiences on social media.”

Organised by the charity, which is based in Eye, the auction will be held in Kenton Hall, Debenham, on Thursday at 7pm.

“The whole idea was to organise an event that gave something back to the community, as well as raise funds for the charity,” said Mrs McIntyre.

“I am so pleased that the community has so willingly supported us and I am hoping that this goodwill and momentum will continue through to the auction of these unique pieces of art.”

The auction is open to anyone. Tickets can be purchased from Dream On, 13 Castle Street, Eye.

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Alternatively, email the charity at info@theblossomcharity.co.uk or call 01379 678483.

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