See your four legged friend in space!

LOROS Hospice is bringing Rocket Round Leicester, to the city this summer. A fleet of 40 stellar Rocket sculptures will line Leicester’s streets and outdoor spaces for a spectacular 10-week trail.

Transformed by both local artists and artists across the country, these incredible giant sculptures will provide a free, family-fun adventure for the local community to enjoy whilst raising money for a much-loved local charity.

As Rocket Round Leicester artists begin to bring their sculptures to life, one talented artist has left a space to feature YOUR pooch within their design. With art at the heart of the trail, all designs are kept top secret before they take to the streets to keep the excitement. Jina Gelder’s design has been sponsored by Marcol Ltd and without giving too much away, it features dogs in outer-space!

Jina and Marcol are offering the once in a lifetime opportunity for the winner to see their four legged friend’s portrait on a gigantic Rocket sculpture this summer as part of the biggest public art event Leicester has ever seen.

The lucky winner’s pet portrait (in space!) will be seen by thousands of local people and tourists exploring the trail before the Rocket sculpture is auctioned to raise funds for LOROS Hospice.

Martin Betts, Chairman at Marcol said, “We’re very excited to be a part of Rocket Round Leicester and are over the moon with how creative Jina’s design is!

“Through this competition, we’re hoping to share our excitement with Leicester and raise awareness about how great summer 2021 will be in the city. The trail is all about celebrating art, raising funds for LOROS Hospice and bringing the local community together so, it’s brilliant to work with Jina to do exactly that.

“It’s not every day you could see your dog painted onto a giant Rocket sculpture, that’s for sure!”

Jina Gelder, Rocket Round Leicester artist adds, “I couldn’t resist the chance to send my artwork in to Rocket Round Leicester. I wanted to create a design that was fun and recognised people’s love of their pets.

“My hope was by offering the chance for the people of Leicester to send in their dog photos, it would further promote the fantastic work LOROS Hospice do and help involve the public in this incredible trail.”

Would you like to see your furry friend painted onto Marcol’s GIANT Rocket sculpture by Jina? Of course you do!

How to enter:

It’s easy! Head over to the Rocket Round Leicester Facebook competition post by clicking here and upload a photo of your pooch into the comments. Please make sure the photo is high quality and your pets face is perfectly in shot for Jina to illustrate if you are the competition winner.

The comment with the most likes – wins! Competition closes at midday, Wednesday 17th March 2021. Good luck!

Don’t forget to follow the Rocket Round Leicester Facebook page to keep up to date with all things Rockets (and cute dog photos). Don’t forget to vote for your favourite design too!

Terms and conditions apply for Rocket Round Leicester ‘Dog in Space’ competition, please click here to read.


Image illustrated by Jina Gelder.

Rocket Round Leicester

Rocket Round Leicester