Love the Rockets? Take one home to support LOROS!

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One of the highlights of the Rocket Round Leicester art trail has been Moondance, a giant juke box shaped sculpture featuring the names of space-related songs.

Organised by local charity LOROS Hospice, together with leading art event producers Wild in Art, Moondance is just one of 40 giant Rockets which are weaving their way across the city this summer.

Now Moondance, which is sponsored by Gem Radio, is being raffled off to raise money for LOROS Hospice and trail-goers are being encouraged to buy a ticket to support their care for patients.

Alison Pettit, Fundraising Coordinator at LOROS, said: “We’re so delighted so many people have enjoyed the trail, it’s kept families busy all summer long. We know plenty of people who’ve told us they love our Rockets and want to take one home. Now everyone has a chance to win one! And for our patients, every ticket is a winner!”

The funds raised by the raffle will go to support LOROS which cares for 2,500 patients each year. The much-loved local charity largely relies on the generosity of the community to fund the care provided. 

Artist Jenny Leonard, who designed Moondance, said: “I’m delighted my sculpture has been chosen as the raffle prize. It’s exciting to think it might be won by someone who wouldn’t otherwise be able to buy such a big piece of artwork. It might be worth a lot in the future!”

Tickets, which cost £5, are available to purchase at loros.co.uk/rocketraffle, the Trail Hub shop in Highcross or from selected LOROS shops. The draw will take place on Wednesday 20th October 2021.

For more information on Rocket Round Leicester, visit rocketroundleicester.co.uk.

To keep up to date with the Rocket Round Leicester trail and events, follow @RocketRoundLeicester across social media.

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