Merlin the whippet heads to space!

From everybody at Rocket Round Leicester, thank you to everybody who entered their perfect pooches into our #RocketRoundLeicester Facebook competition.

We were blown away with the amount of utterly adorable entries we received and absolutely loved seeing your pup’s photographs.

We’re over the moon to share that Merlin the whippet is our competition winner with an incredible 554 comment likes!

Merlin’s portrait will be illustrated (in space!!) onto Marcol’s sponsored Rocket by artist Jina Gelder, alongside some very cute furry friends. The GIANT Rocket sculpture will be on display from 19th July – 26th September as part of Leicester’s biggest ever public art event.

Merlin’s mum (representative/poop scooper), says “What started as randomly scrolling through Facebook quickly turned into a social media miracle for little Merlin!

“It’s been great to see the response he has had from everyone and we can’t wait to see his cute little face in space; Jina’s artwork is amazing and it really will be a privilege. The fact that it is all for a good cause is the icing on the cake!”

Click here to follow us on Facebook and watch this SPACE for more sneak peeks of the Rocket sculptures coming to life.

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