Community and voluntary groups given opportunity to purchase a Stockport frog!

Did you love the One Stockport Frogs that hopped across the borough this summer?

If you can’t bear to say goodbye, we’re giving community and voluntary groups the opportunity to purchase their beloved frog!

This year’s gigantic Stockport frogs have been an overwhelming success with the 17 One Stockport frogs supporting the 21 frogs on the town centre trail attracting thousands of visitors from across the region.

The One Stockport local frogs have been a real benefit to their community and some local community groups have expressed an interest in keeping their own neighbourhood frog so it can stay and be enjoyed by everyone for longer. Community and voluntary organisations including traders Associations are therefore being given the opportunity to express an interest in purchasing a One Stockport frog for a fixed fee of £750, which will be donated to St Ann’s Hospice. As each frog is unique to its locality, the frog must remain in the ward and not moved to another area.

Cllr David Meller, Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration at Stockport Council, said: “Yet again, the frogs have proved a huge hit and have been a very popular attraction throughout the summer. I know they have been embraced by the local community and, as One Stockport is all about connecting communities, I’m really pleased that we can offer community groups the chance to purchase their frog and keep them local for people to enjoy for longer.“

To express your interest please email: helen.walters@stockport.gov.uk by the 14th October explaining about why your organisation/group would like to acquire a frog and include details on proposed location and how it will be funded. This will be reviewed and applicants contacted with further details.

Any One Stockport frogs not purchased locally will be included in this year’s charity Gigantic Leap Frog auction taking place on 10th November at Edgeley Park. The auction, organised by Totally Stockport, will give anyone the opportunity to bid for a frog alongside all 21 town centre frogs as they go under the hammer. To book your place at the live auction visit: www.frogauction.co.uk