The fibreglass cow has been transformed by artist Vikki Gibson into a vibrant colourful design which incorporates aspects of the air and motoring show. Among the iconic images painted on the cow are the RAF Red Arrows, Typhoon, Dunsfold Park 747 and popular cars, trucks and motorbikes.
Fans of the airshow have named the cow ‘Sally C’ and visitors will be able to get up close and personal with the Wings & Wheels hoofer at the event on the 27th & 28th August. Joining ‘Sally C’ in a special Cow Paddock will be 20 of the CowParade’s best heifers.
Alongside the full sized cow, the show has also sponsored a mini moo on behalf of the Jigsaw Trust. The mini moo, has been designed by Vikki and painted with the help of children at Jigsaw School.
The Wings & Wheels cow will be travelling around the county, and can be seen in Woking, Camberley and Guildford throughout July and August. Mini Moo will be popping up with ‘Sally C’ but when she isn’t on parade she will be on display in the foyer at the Guildford Harbour Hotel. . Over 60 cows will join the parade and a specially designed app is free to download from cowparadesurreyhills.com which shows where to find and collect each cow. Discover lots about each cow, win rosettes, take part in quizzes and more. Those who find the most cows will be entered into a prize draw to win a luxury Kuoni holiday for two to Mauritius!
Jamie McAllister, Event Director comments: “A cow is not the first thing you associate with an air and motoring show but we couldn’t resist the challenge of creating a unique piece of art that encompasses all the different elements of Wings & Wheels whilst raising money for charity. Vikki has done a superb job designing ‘Sally C’ and we hope visitors to the show will not only love the cow as much as we do, but enjoy spotting all the different planes and cars.”
In the autumn the cow will be auctioned to raise money for the Community Foundation for Surrey and the Surrey Hills Trust Fund, established in partnership with the Community Foundation for Surrey to conserve and protect the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, leaving a legacy for generations to come. Those cows judged to be extra special will be auctioned at a gala dinner at a unique London location later in the year.
Wendy Varcoe, Executive Director of the Community Foundation for Surrey explains;
“We are delighted to be a beneficiary of the Wings & Wheels cow. The Community Foundation for Surrey is an independent charitable trust established to inspire local giving for local need. We have already supported over 1,800 local projects by awarding grants to fund local community and voluntary groups who are making a difference to the quality of local community life. The Surrey Hills CowParade is not only a fantastic community art project but will be helping us raise vital funds.”