Nottinghamshire Hospice

Adding Life to Days

First sighting of two new Hoodwinked robins

Two new special edition robins have flown in to join the Hoodwinked flock ahead of this weekend’s Farewell to the Flock event at Nottinghamshire Hospice from 12- 14 October.

The Egg-sterminator and Gold Winger will be on display in the illuminated Nottinghamshire Hospice garden for public viewing along with the other robins before being auctioned off to their forever homes on 18 October.

Sci-fi themed Egg-sterminator, created by artist Mik Richardson, comes compete with illuminators, eye stalk, gun and plunger. The solar powered sculpture also lights up and speaks!

Artist Mik, who is a huge sci-fi fan, also created the iconic R2Tweet2 robin on the Hoodwinked trail, plus sculptures on other national trails. Mik said: “I’ve wanted to do something like this for so long but it wouldn’t be practical for on the streets. I really enjoyed this project, it took five solid days to complete and I’m pleased with the result.”

Gold Winger has been spray-chromed by Hydrographic film specialists Hydromonkeys.

Anita Harris, head of fundraising at Nottinghamshire Hospice said: “Gold Winger is the 007 equivalent of the Sherriff of Nottingham, the villain who loves only gold. In this case we are hoping he will attract lots of gold in the shape of great bids for the benefit of our hospice patients.

“The Egg-sterminator is the ultimate time-travelling villain.  We hope he will attract strong bids at the Hoodwinked auction from the many sci-fi fans who have already engaged with Mik’s other creation, R2Tweet2.”

Online bidding is now open for all the robins at https://bid.charleshanson.com/m/view-auctions/catalog/id/3

To book tickets for the Farewell to the Flock event on 12-14 October, click here or phone our ticket hotline on 0115 955 5856

Click here to buy tickets for the auction or phone our ticket hotline on 0115 955 5856. Please note bidding will start at £3,000.