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The Almary Green team of Louisa Foreman, Jim Duvall and Carl Lamb have taken delivery at their Norwich office of one of the Wenlock Olympic mascots which was in Southwark in London. PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
A Norwich firm has brought the Olympic spirit to Norwich in the form of the Games’ mascot, Wenlock, after winning it at auction.
Almary Green financial advisors, on Meridian Business Park, bid and won one of the 83 two-metre tall figures.
The mascots were customized by leading artists and formed part of the discovery trails around London during the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The bright-coloured mascots, Wenlock and Manderville, were scattered around the capital to encourage visitors to explore the area on foot.
Each outfit a mascot wore represented a different element of the capital’s culture.
Having bid on several statues, the firm now have in their Norwich office a mascot which depicts Southwark Cathedral, in central London.
Carl Lamb, managing director of the firm, said he was inspired by the Games after he went to the opening ceremony.
The firm’s aim is to raise money for charities which they support by asking others to donate. He said: “We wanted to bring the Olympics to Norfolk, to do it for the local community and for charities.
“If companies or schools want to use Wenlock then they can make a donation to the Almary Green Trust Fund, and that will go to the charities we support.”
Pictured are the Almary Green team of Louisa Foreman, Jim Duvall and Carl Lamb with Wenlock.
If you want to use Wenlock call Catherine Beech on 01603 706740.