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Puffins Galore trail to stay in East Yorkshire until Easter 2023

Fans of the Puffins Galore trail, including the one based in the Wolds Weekly area, will be able to spot the giant sculptures until Easter 2023.

Organisers of the project have announced that the trail will remain until the end of the Easter holidays following its success as a visitor attraction and demand from members of the public and businesses.

The puffins have increased visitor numbers to the East Riding, as over 100,000 people, and counting, have followed the trail of 42 sculptures.

This includes Clue-Ella Puffinella, the sculpture based at and sponsored by Mr Moo’s Ice Cream Parlour on Hornsea Road in Skipsea.

With their comical gait and coloured breeding season bills, puffins are among the most popular sights in the UK’s coastal nature reserves but they are also seriously threatened by human activities and the effects of climate change, an important message which lies at the heart of this public art exhibition.

The extension is possible thanks to additional support from Yorkshire Coast BID and Visit East Yorkshire.
“Sponsoring Clue-Ella Puffinella, decorated by artist Michaela Truelove, has been fantastic for our business,” said Harry Foreman, director of Mr Moo’s.

“Since the sculpture was installed in July, we’ve been inundated with puffin spotters who have all stopped off at the cafe for lunches and ice-creams.

“It has definitely helped to raise awareness of Mr Moo’s and we are delighted to the Puffins Galore! team.”

The puffins will have a grand finale in May prior to an auction. Proceeds from the auction will be donated to four charities – RSPB, RNLI, Hornsea Inshore Rescue and Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.

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