The Martlet's Hospice has today (12th October) launched this years Brighton fundraiser - a giant art Snail trail.
Last year 'Snowdogs by the Sea' raised over £310 k for the charity and attracted 350 thousand visitors to the trail which took visitors around Brighton.
The theme of snails has been chosen this year to link with Martlets message that we all need to slow down and make the most of our lives. The charity is now looking for sponsors for the 4 foot creatures and artists to take part too.
Normal Cook launched the event for the charity and has already bagged a 'Snail' for his Hove lagoon cafe. There are 50 snails up for sponsorship. The British Airways i360, The Salt Rooms, Griffith Smith Farrington Webb LLP and Visit Brighton are already on board .
Martlets is once again working with Wild Art on the project.
Speaking about Snailspace, and why giant snails have been chosen to follow on from the hugely popular Snowdogs, Imelda Glackin CEO of Martlets said:
The snail sculpture resonates wonderfully with the work we do at Martlets. Our life-changing hospice care helps people do the things they love with the time they have. In this fast-paced city it’s often hard to remember to slow down and appreciate the things in life that make us smile. The strikingly painted snails across our city will be a constant reminder to take a moment to enjoy the time we have with the people we share our lives with.
She continued, “The snail also carries its home wherever it goes. It’s a comforting reminder that being home or feeling at home is incredibly important to the patients and families we help and support.