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Name the Bear competition winner announced

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Name the Bear competition winner announced

5 July 2017

A beautiful grass panda bear which has been installed at Fox Valley in north Sheffield has been named Bamboo after a special competition to find a name for the centre’s new visitor.

Dozens of youngsters wrote in to the Fox Valley team to come up with names for the bear which stands more than 6ft tall and was installed in the piazza area of the award winning centre in time for the first birthday celebrations in June.

Youngster could post their suggestions at Sandersons Department store and at JoJo Maman Bebe – the judges chose the suggestion of Bamboo which came from six year old Jessica from Stocksbridge.

Jessica won a goodie bag filled with Jojo Maman Bebe goodies including a cuddly bunny and a colouring activity set.

Jessica said “I chose the name Bamboo the Bear because she is sitting on the grass and eating bamboo!”

Centre Manager Annabel Plumtree said: “The ladies at our Jojo Maman Bebe store loved looking through all of the fantastic name suggestions for our new friend but Jessica’s stood out as the perfect choice for our bamboo-eating bear.

“She is certainly a popular addition to the centre and the children love coming down to have their photographs taken with her.”

Bamboo the Bear sits on the grass banking outside of Central Bean café in the fountain area- be sure to stop and have a selfie with her!

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For further information, contact:-

Public Relations Department, Dransfield Properties Ltd
Tel: 01226 360644