Monday 26 March 2018

TechMarketView supports Otter Wey Trail!

Farnham Herald Article‘What on earth is an Otter Trail?’, you may well be asking!

You can read more about the Otter Wey Trail here or here. Some of you may remember ‘Shaun in the City’, which, in 2015 saw two charity art trails created featuring decorated models of Shaun the Sheep across Bristol and London. The Otter Wey Trail takes a similar form and is being led by Blooming Art, a not-for-profit community interest company (in conjunction with Farnham Town Council, Farnham in Bloom, the Surrey Wildlife Trust and the major sponsor Farnham Lions).

The initiative is a way to celebrate the return of otters to the River Wey near Farnham. Models of otters are being decorated by local schools, charities, community groups, artists and businesses to create a walking trail round Farnham.

TechMarketView is proud to be sponsoring one of the otters. As our Chairman, Richard Holway, told the Farnham Herald, “I learned about the Otter Trail at the Farnham Carol Service and thought this was a really great idea. So, I decided this would be a great way of putting something back, helping a number of local charities – and having some fun too”. The ‘TechMarketView otter’ is being decorated by St Peter's School pupils with the help of local artist, Laura Harrison.

If you want to see the trail it will be running from 20th May to 3rd June, forming part of the Farnham Town Walking Festival. The otters will also be on display at the Farnham Carnival on 30th June and will then be auctioned off, in support of several local charities, later in the year.

Pictured from left to right are Artist, Laura Harrison; TechMarketView Chairman, Richard Holway, Farnham Mayor, Mike Hodge; and Blooming Art’s Jo Aylwin, photographed with children from St. Peters’ Church of England Primary School, Farnham (including – far right - the son of TechMarketView’s Chief Analyst, Georgina O’Toole, who attends the school).

Posted by HotViews Editor at '09:40'