'Molly the Cow' adds colour to Sidcup Butchers

James Brokenshire has given his support to an eye-catching initiative to promote a local butchers by unveiling a striking model of a cow designed by a local student.

Students from Bexley Grammar School were invited by Carnivore Foods in Sidcup to take part in a high stakes design competition, with the winner seeing their design painted onto 'Molly', the fibreglass cow. She has now become a striking new addition outside the butcher shop in Main Road.

Amber Prior, the winning Year 7 student, also attended the unveiling ceremony to see her design skilfully painted onto 'Molly' by Former Head of Art at Bexley Grammar School and local artist Sue Wieck. The visit also provided an opportunity to showcase Carnivore Foods and their tasty range of quality produce. Carnivore Foods was luanched by Master Butcher Richard Douglas in November 2013. In its first 18 months of trading the specialist butchers & deli has been lauded with a national award for 'Best Burger' and seen butcher's apprentice Ryan Douglas win the ‘Champion Young Sausage Maker’ award for the South East region.

Commenting at the unveiling ceremony last Friday, James said:

“It’s not everyday you get to do something like unveiling a cow, but I’m pleased to support a growing Sidcup business and celebrate the talents of young artists in Bexley. I hope 'Molly' will bring a smile to people’s faces and help promote shopping locally.”