Please, will you help us to restore and breathe new life into the beautiful man on the bench sculpture?
Unfortunately, the man, with no name, was damaged by vandals and sustained injuries which include a broken leg and a heavy heart and he has been in hiding ever since.
We are keen to not only get him back on his feet, but to make him stronger than he has ever been, so that he will live forever and avoid further damage. And to keep him company, we would like to provide him with a four-legged friend.
He would then be placed back into the community where he loves to relax and watch the world go by; keeping commuters company whilst waiting for their train at Irlam Station, as well as enjoying being a #selfie hit too.
The sculpture was originated by Simon Law, a talented local schoolboy studying O’Level Art at Irlam and Cadishead College in 1978. Simon imagined the man had taken his dog to the park after a hard day at work, sat on the bench watching the sun go down. This perhaps explains why he looks so tired, and thoughtful.
As part of the crowdfunding process, we would like to provide all donators with the opportunity to name the man.
We are looking to raise £17,950 to have him cast in bronze and returned to his favourite bench to watch the world go by At the End of the Day.
The project is being managed by the I C Art programme along with local community groups and residents in the Irlam and Cadishead area. For more information please visit: www.hamiltondavies.org.uk