Seddon is absolutely buzzing about the latest edition to its head office, the ‘Workee’ bee sculpture from the Manchester Bee in the City trail.
The bee was unveiled last week at Seddon’s office on Plodder Lane by Dave Bagley, founder of Bolton based charity Urban Outreach, which Seddon regularly partners with to raise awareness and funds for offender support, homelessness, children and families and food provision across the local area.
The day saw everyone come together to view the sculpture in its new resting spot, and to raise some money for the We Love MCR charity with a selection of bee shaped badges and cupcakes for sale.
The Bee is by Liverpool artist Nicki McCubbing, who has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, and features an industrious looking worker bee who is busy building the city. The design is a homage to the resilience and constant evolution of Manchester and those who work hard to build it.
Following its incredibly successful run in the city centre, Seddon decided to bid for Workee to help raise as much as possible for the Lord Mayor of Manchester’s charity We Love MCR, which works to improve the lives and life-chances of local people by creating an invaluable legacy for communities across the city.
The money raised through the auction will specifically support the We Love MCR Strong Communities grant programme and help young Mancunians gain the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to succeed, therefore having an enormous positive impact on their future.
Discussing the day, David Bagley said: “It’s great to continue building on our great relationship with Seddon and any money that we can raise along the way for these important causes is always a positive. The event was a real success and it was a memorable moment unveiling the iconic Workbee -we hope it will be very happy in its new home.”
Nicola Hodkinson, director of business services at Seddon added: “The iconic worker bee has been a proud emblem of Manchester for years, and it was very special to see all the sculptures perched around the city during the summer months.
“We’re thrilled that Seddon is playing a key role in keeping the legacy going and we couldn’t be happier with our latest family member. It’s all the better that the money raised will be going towards some really important causes, all of which are initiatives that Seddon actively support and put into practice at every possible chance.”