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Dipples has delved into involvement with the local community as more of the public get outside post-lockdown.

Located in Norwich, the family-run jeweller has sponsored GoGoDiscover’s T.rex trail in the city centre.

Taking place until September 11th, the trail aims to get children in the area to take part and get outside.

While the trail is free, East Anglian children’s charity Break, who deliver the trail in partnership with Wild in Art, hope to raise vital funds so that it can continue to provide lifelong support to children and young people in care, on the edge of care or leaving care.

People can donate online or text TREX to 70085 to donate £3. Texts cost £3, plus one standard rate message.

The names of the 2 metre tall T.rex are Prideasaurus, B-Rex, T.Pot, Afternoon Tea-Rex, T-Wrecks, Hawker, Doctasaurus, Hulkasaurus, 60 Million Years, Tigrasaurus, SNAP!, Dino Hunter, Lava Land, Rex, The Junkasaurus Rex, Do you think they saurus?, Eyela the T.spex, Automotosaurus, Where’s Rexy, Lost Holmes and Tyra-Norvy-Saurus.

Dipples has sponsored Lava Land.

The T.rex are located in Norwich Cathedral, Chantry Place, Riverside, The Forum, Castle Quarter and Jarrold. They can also be found on All Saints Green, Davey Place, Fye Bridge, Orford Hill, St Georges Street, London Street and Junkyard Market.

The sculptures are all sponsored by businesses from across the region and have been decorated by talented artists to create unique designs. The T.rex aren’t all just painted – some have had additional decorations, embellishments and even a few usual props added to really bring the sculpture themes to life. Weighing around 85kg, each T.rex sculpture is individually made from toughened fibreglass.

Each sculpture is coated in antimicrobial varnish and will be cleaned regularly by one of Break’s trail rangers to keep them pristine. In addition, safety guidance has been added to the plinths and trail map. The trail rangers are all volunteers, giving up their time for Break to care for these 21 terrific T.rex.

Eleanor Edge, corporate fundraising and projects at Break, said: “This summer is full of dinosaurs in Norwich as we celebrate another prehistoric visitor with Dippy the Diplodocus on the final leg of his tour at Norwich Cathedral.

“After so much planning, we are so proud and excited that the T.rex have now arrived and we are incredibly thankful to the sponsors, businesses and individuals supporting GoGoDiscover 2021, and the artists who have brightened up the streets of Norwich with their beautiful designs and hours spent decorating these pieces of art. We are so excited to see everyone’s reaction, the smiles it will put on faces and the impact this will have on Norwich this year. Of course, this is all about raising funds for Break, so please do donate if you can.”

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