Ewe found us!
Say hello to ‘Perfect Day’, our incredible Shaun sculpture that has been designed by children from one of our Greggs Foundation Breakfast Clubs.
We are absolutely thrilled to be part of this free public art trail once again, and to be raising awareness and funds for St Oswald’s Hospice.
This year, we've done things a little differently and we’ve joined forces with talented artist, Julia Stafford, to bring you something truly special.
We teamed up with one of our 840 Greggs Foundation Breakfast Club Schools, Welbeck Academy – whose club is funded by one of the Greggs Foundation's dedicated partners, Drummond Central, to launch a competition where the imaginative minds of children were asked to work with Julia to design our very own Shaun sculpture. They were all asked to draw their ‘Perfect Day’.
Children from across the school completed entries and Julia had the tough job of selecting a child from each year group, ten in total, to work with in order to create the final sculpture that is currently outside our Northumberland Street shop:
The awesome children who attend the Greggs Foundation Breakfast Club at Welbeck Academy were asked to draw their perfect day at school. Encouraged to let their imaginations go wild, they came up with some pretty wacky ideas, like Science lessons in space, dancing with rabbits and PE with a walking, talking rock … ! In the end, however, it was super-sized simple pleasures that added up to a perfect day! What would yours be?
Excitingly, because they did such a fantastic job designing our Shaun – the school will be gifted their own mini version of the sculpture.
Starting the day the right way
For many reasons, some children don’t get the right start to their day. Hungry kids find it harder to concentrate, learn and make friends at school. That’s why the Greggs Foundation and their partners provide breakfast to over 52,000 primary school children every day, helping ensure that they start their morning on the right track.
The Greggs Foundation do a fantastic job of ensuring children start the day right and can learn, be creative and reach their full potential. When asked what their ‘Perfect Day’ looked like, we were delighted to see the children came up with ideas filled with learning, energy and friendship – fuelled by a nutritious breakfast.
St Oswald’s Hospice
St Oswald’s is a charitable hospice rooted in the North East. They provide outstanding, specialist and expert care to adults and children with life-limiting conditions, striving to provide quality time for everyone.
To learn more about the hospice and the Shaun on the Tyne Art Trail, watch the video below:
The Greggs Foundation
The Greggs Foundation supports over 840 breakfast clubs with the help of their fantastically generous partners, feeding more than 52,000 children each day. But, with a waiting list of over 500 schools, we still need and want to do more with your help.
For over two decades, The Greggs Foundation has been growing and managing a network of school Breakfast Clubs to help children who might otherwise go without a nutritious meal.