Law firm Hart Brown have sponsored a cow, and have announced that the charity it will be supporting is Cherry Trees, a home from home short break/respite care centre in East Clandon for children and young people aged 0-19 with a range of disabilities. Local artist Tiffany Budd was commissioned to design and decorate the cow.
Commenting on her commission, Tiffany was delighted to have one of her 5 submitted designs chosen. “I was thrilled to receive sponsorship from Hart Brown as I really wanted to be a part of the fabulous CowParade Surrey. They decided on the bright and colourful ‘Leafy Cow’. Never whilst undertaking a commission have I smiled or giggled quite so much as when I was painting this life sized cow. It’s not often you spend your working day painting a cows tummy lying on the floor! I am so happy with how it looks, and really hope everyone else is too. Thank you Hart Brown.”
The cow will be officially revealed on the 28th June at the Hart Brown Economic Forum, held at the University of Surrey, but its permanent pasture will be outside Debenhams in Guildford. A specially designed app, which is free to download from cowparadesurreyhills.com shows where all the cows are located and allows you to ‘check in’ to each cow as it’s found. Discover lots about each cow, win rosettes, take part in quizzes and win prizes! Those who find the most cows will be entered into a prize draw to win a luxury Kuoni holiday for two to Mauritius!
“We are delighted to be part of the CowParade, with the opportunity to raise awareness and funds for local charities,” commented Nigel Maud, Hart Brown Chief Operating Officer. “We can attend other events with companies who are having a cow, and hope that our Hart Brown Economic Forum on the 28th June will attract a herd of cows!”
By sponsoring a cow, the staff at Hart Brown needed to choose a charity, and the vote went to Cherry Trees. Cherry Trees, at East Clandon outside Guildford, is where home from home short break/respite care is provided for children and young people aged 0-19 with a range of disabilities including learning, physical and sensory impairments. Cherry Trees were nominated by staff member, Pru Hewett who does fundraising work for them. Tania Cantoni Head of Fundraising and Communications at Cherry Trees said “We are so grateful to Hart Brown Solicitors for their support in choosing Cherry Trees to receive the monies raised from the Hart Brown Surrey CowParade cow. Hart Brown has an excellent reputation locally, both as a law firm, and for their community work. The money that will be donated to the charity will be used towards building a sensory bathroom as part of our sensory suite project which will benefit every single child and young person who comes to Cherry Trees.
Tim Metson, CowParade Leader “We’re delighted to welcome Hart Brown to the Parade. CowParade Surrey is a fantastic initiative that allows us to shine a light on our beautiful County as well as raise lots of money for local charities”.
Leafy is currently grazing outside Debenhams in Guildford.