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We’re taking off with LOROS Hospice next summer for Rocket Round Leicester!

Something out of this world is coming to Leicester!

Trucklink EU are over the moon to be the Official logistics Partner of Rocket Round Leicester - A spectacular public art event that will blast its way across the city for 10 weeks in summer 2021. It will be the biggest that Leicester has as ever seen!

LOROS Hospice is working with leading art event producers Wild in Art to create the 10-week trail which will comprise 40 giant, spectacularly-decorated Rockets touching down across Leicester.

Leicester will be brought to life by an out of this world trail of giant and spectacular Rocket sculptures that will form a stunning, free art trail through the city’s streets and open spaces, bringing together the community for an unforgettable event.

Each Rocket will be designed by a professional artist and sponsored by local businesses. With a likely footfall of around 300,000 people, bringing in an expected £6 million to the local economy, Rocket Round Leicester will form a pivotal part of the city’s post-pandemic economic recovery, as well as a brilliant day out for everyone. The trail launches on Monday 19th July – before blasting off on Sunday 26th September 2021.

After this, there will be the chance to say a final ‘goodbye’ at a Farewell Event, before each Rocket is auctioned to raise funds for LOROS Hospice to enable them to continue to care for over 2,500 terminally ill local people. This unique event is brought to you and the city of Leicester by Wild in Art and LOROS Hospice and we want you to take the leap with us and help us reach the stars!


Nigel Todd, Managing Director of Trucklink EU:

"We’re extremely proud and honoured to be the Official Logistics Partner of the Rocket Round Leicester, it’s important to consider the welfare of the community through difficult times and support worthy causes such as LOROS. We care about making a difference and hope to bring happiness to thousands across Leicester through this spectacular trial. We hope to make this an event that Leicestershire never forgets and is proud to be a part of."

There’s a way to go before the trail begins, but we hope you’ll join us is Rocketing Round Leicester throughout summer 2021. Share in the excitement – and keep up to date with the latest news – on our social media channels using #RocketRoundLeicester


ABOUT THE EVENT ORGANISERS

LOROS Hospice

LOROS Hospice is a local charity which cares for more than 2,500 people across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland every year.

They provide free, high-quality, compassionate care and support to terminally ill adult patients, their family and carers.

LOROS services include:

  • An Inpatient ward of 31 beds

  • A Palliative Day Therapy Centre

  • A Counselling Service for patients and their families

  • Lymphoedema Clinics

  • Medical Outpatients Clinics

  • Complementary Therapy Clinics

  • A Community Nurse Specialist Team

  • Bereavement Services

  • Chaplaincy

Approximately a third of income comes from the NHS, but over £8.4 million still needs to be raised every year to be able to continue to provide their specialist care. To do this, the Charity relies on the support and generosity of local communities and businesses in order to raise these vital funds.

John Knight, LOROS Hospice CEO said:

“Rocket Round Leicester will be the biggest and most exciting art project ever seen in Leicester. It will bring fun, colour and creativity to the city all for a brilliant cause.I’d like to urge everyone, local people, schools, community organisations and local businesses to get involved and be part of something amazing for the city of Leicester.”

loros.co.uk | @LOROSHospice | #LOROSHospice

Charity no. 506120

Wild in Art

Wild in Art is one of the leading producers of spectacular, mass-appeal public art events, which connect businesses, artists and communities through the power of creativity and innovation.

Since 2008 Wild in Art has animated cities across the world including Manchester, Sydney, Auckland, Cape Town and São Paulo, and created trails for the London 2012 Olympics, the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Historic Royal Palaces and Penguin Random House.

Wild in Art events have:

• Enabled over £15 million to be raised for charitable causes

• Injected £2.4 million into local creative communities

• Engaged over 850,000 young people in learning programmes

• Helped millions of people of all ages to experience art in non-traditional settings

Charlie Langhorne, Managing Director and Co-founder of Wild in Art said:

“We are delighted to be working with LOROS Hospice to bring Rocket Round Leicester to the city. Our events are designed to bring the enjoyment of public art to everyone while offering new ways for people to explore their local area, but we need the support of local businesses to make it happen. Sponsorship of a rocket is an unprecedented business development, employee and community engagement opportunity and it is an excellent way to support LOROS Hospice’s vital work. Don’t miss the chance to join us!”

wildinart.co.uk | @wildinart | #wildinart


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