Owlets come home to roost

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Dec­o­rated owlets from this sum­mer’s suc­cess­ful Min­erva’s Owls of Bath sculp­ture trail have of­fi­cially flown the nest for their new homes. They will now roost at the schools and char­i­ties which dec­o­rated them as a re­minder of the colour­ful trail for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions. Among those wel­com­ing their owlet home are Old­field School, Mid­ford Road Nurs­ery, Wid­combe Ju­nior School, Fresh­ford Pre-school, Bath Young Car­ers, Great Western Air Am­bu­lance and WASPS (We­ston All Saints Pri­mary). Me­gan Witty, Min­erva’s Owls of Bath event or­gan­iser, said: “All the owl sculp­tures have brought so much hap­pi­ness, fun and colour to the streets of Bath this sum­mer and it’s won­der­ful that the owlets will be nest­ing at schools and char­i­ties across the re­gion, where they will be much loved mas­cots for many years to come.” Many of the large owls from the sculp­ture trail, along with three spe­cially com­mis­sioned owlets, are go­ing un­der the ham­mer to be sold at the Min­erva’s Owls of Bath Char­ity Auc­tion, which takes place at The Apex Ho­tel in Bath on Wed­nes­day. Owl bid­ding is ex­pected to start in the re­gion of £1,500, with some ex­pected to raise con­sid­er­ably more. All event prof­its will be do­nated to four char­ity ben­e­fi­cia­ries – the new Royal United Hos­pi­tal Can­cer Cen­tre, Bath Young Car­ers Cen­tre, Ro­man Baths Arch­way Project and UK Lit­tle Owl Project. If you would like to make a bid one of the unique Owls of Bath sculp­tures for your gar­den, home or busi­ness, visit https://min­er­va­sowls.org/auc­tion/ for de­tails of how to bid in per­son or on the phone, or visit www.theauc­tion­room.com to bid live on­line. One lucky owl en­thu­si­ast will have the chance to win the blank Hospit’owl via a char­ity raf­fle. Tick­ets can be bought from the Min­erva’s Owls team at South­gate Bath on Sun­day.

Pupils from Wid­combe Ju­nior School with ‘Ralph’, the Owlet they painted for Min­erva’s Owls of Bath Sculp­ture Trail and below, young­sters from Fresh­ford Pre-school with ‘Wowlet’

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