Norwich dragon event given a lift by Ridgeons

Published:  17 June, 2015

Ridgeons has offered its support as official logistics partner to a summer arts event in Norwich.

GoGo Dragons! is an interactive sculpture trail to be staged from 21 June to 5 September by cultural event organiser Wild in Art and the Break charity for young people. More than 180 painted dragon sculptures are to be displayed at various locations across Norwich, aiming to raise money for vulnerable local children.

The timber and builders merchant is providing 20 team members and eight of its largest lorries to transport each dragon to its designated location.

After having been displayed for 10 weeks, Ridgeons will deliver the dragons to Norwich’s Forum, where the sculptures are to be displayed between 27 and 30 September. This will be the last chance for them to be seen by the public before they are auctioned for charity on 1 October, 2015.

In addition to transport support, the company is also sponsoring its very own dragon sculpture, named Cyril, which is to be housed in St. Andrew’s Hall, Norwich.

Mike Fields, area general manager at Ridgeons’ Rocklands branch, said: “This is the second time Ridgeons staff have supported the Break event to help raise money for the charity, so it’s fantastic that we are able to lend a helping hand again.

“Ridgeons has been part of the East-Anglian community for over 100 years, with our fleet of trucks being a common sight, so it’s great that we can use them to help raise money for such a worthy cause and give back to the local area.”

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