Snugburys Peter Rabbit straw sculpture

Three Snugburys sisters have confirmed they will rebuild Peter Rabbit straw sculpture after it was burnt to the ground by suspected arsonists.

Hannah, Kitty and Cleo Sadler took over the reins of the popular Nantwich ice cream business last year.

And they built the 40ft straw sculpture with Burland-based Harbrook Engineering to celebrate 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter, who created the character.

But two weeks ago, a suspected arson attack saw the sculpture go up in flames.

Fundraisers have managed to collect more than £1,200 on Justgiving page.

Peter Rabbit straw sculture on fire at Snugburys

And now the Snugburys sisters have confirmed they have received other donations to help them rebuild the sculpture which overlooks the A51 in Hurleston.

They said: “Due to popular demand we can confirm …. Peter Is coming back!

“Huge thank you to those who have offered to volunteer their time, donated and to all the kind words of support.

“We would like to make a special mention to Penguin Random House, who have also donated towards the rebuild and our great friend, Mike Harper, of Harbrook Engineering who helps us create our sculptures!”

Fundraiser Sean Whalley set up the Justgiving page which reached £1,200 just a few days after the blaze.

He said: “It’s a monumental effort by everyone as we smashed our target amount in under 48 hours!

“Excellent community spirit shown by everyone.”

(pic courtesy of Snugburys)

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