The Bears of Sheffield trail will be returning this summer to raise money for Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
The trail will begin in July 2021 and will support the fundraising drive for a new Cancer and Leukemia Ward Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
The trail will contain 60 bears, standing at 2.1m tall.
Paws for some Monday news! 🎉
We’re beary excited to announce that the #BearsofSheffield will officially be taking to the streets of Sheffield this July!
We’ve had official confirmation that the trail can go ahead and we can bearly wait!
Who else is as excited as we are?! 🐻 pic.twitter.com/t8qjzwWmrH
— Bears of Sheffield (@BearsofSheff) March 22, 2021
They will be sponsored by local businesses, organisations, and families.
There will also be 100 little bears that have been fundraised for and decorated by schools, nurseries, and colleges.
The trail will take place an exact year later after it was planned and the news could not have been more warmly received.
Twitter was a wonderful place to be after the announcement with user Hannah Thorton saying: ” This announcement has made me feel quite emotional.
“Very Hopeful for summer days wandering about Sheffield at its most glorious.
“Full of people celebrating art, connection, joy, and playfulness.”
This announcement has made me feel quite emotional and v hopeful for summer days wandering about Sheff at its most glorious – full of people celebrating art, connection, joy and playfulness (and supporting @SheffChildrens to boot). Really needed that and cannot blummin wait ❤️ https://t.co/mhCaqemRuK
— Hannah Thornton 💙 (@hannah_shef) March 22, 2021
Another user, Katie Hamshaw said: “Fab news for a Monday Morning.
“Some much-needed activity and fun being brought to the city.”
Fab news for a Monday morning! Some much needed activity and fun being brought to the city by the @SheffChildrens. CU credits on offer for taking part with our special trail activity too. Can’t wait to see them! 🐻🐾 https://t.co/3TuO6lgQiB
— Katie Hamshaw (@Hamkat) March 22, 2021
After the trail is complete, each small bear will be returned to its school, nursery or college as a permanent memory of the project
The larger bears will be auctioned off to raise funds for Sheffield’s Children’s hospital.
The fundraiser comes at a vital time for the hospital.
The Covid-19 pandemic has seen a 35% decline in the charity’s fundraising, a decline of 1.3million
In a world that is slowly getting back to normal, this beary pawsome news is a reminder to us of the wonderful things which are to come.