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The end of the Gromitathon!

A huge thank you to everyone who has contributed to Lola’s charity, Medical Detection Dogs, who trained her to become my assistance dog.

Lola as most of you know has been visiting all the 80 Gromits to raise money for this very worthwhile charity, which helps people live more normal lives, giving them freedom and peace of mind.

We have finished! YAY!

However, her Just Giving page is open for the next 3 months where you can still donate should you wish to:

This is the link to see all 80 slides of Lola’s quest – very varied, great fun, what a fabulous way to raise money!

THE Gromitathon!

And here are a couple of photos if you don’t want to see all 80!

This one was at Tyntesfield, Near Bristol, Oops a Daisy, designed by Diarmuid McGavin:




This one was at Arnos Vale Cemetery, Hullaballoon, designed by Monster Riot,  had rather a cheeky back view…

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And – the last one! Gromit, at Paddington Station, by Aardman Animations. We drove all the way to London, had a lovely day looking round and getting Lola used to the tube, as she has to visit with me next November. A man in a group of very kind people offered to take the last photo of us all – thank you, whoever you were!


And lastly – a BIG hello to my blog reader we met at Tyntesfield, who came and introduced herself. Hope you had as good a time as we did visiting them all!


  1. Congratulations, team Lola!


    • Thank you very much! We had a couple of arduous days, but on the whole it was fabulous fun! And Lola enjoyed herself, luckily!


  2. Liz

    Congratulations! You did it! All of you must be totally knackered. When I have the energy I shall go through all 80 and try to pick a favourite. Well done.


  3. Well done Lola, super cute!! 🙂


  4. Those Gromits look awesome! I remember seeing some of them on TV including the Pixar one in the Buzz Lightyear costume

    I just dropped by on the Post A To Z Road Trip 🙂


    • Hi Chippy, and wow, the A-Z was in April, but I’m glad you finally got round!!


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