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Frogwain

This dapper chap is an expert weatherfrog. Come sun, rain, snow or ice, Frogwain will always bring a smile to your face with his cheery reports, whatever the weather.

Proudly sponsored by Totally Stockport

Totally Stockport is Stockport’s Business Improvement District, generally referred to as a BID and the organisation behind #Stockportfrogs.

The Stockport BID generates funds through a BID levy, contributed to qualifying businesses within the town centre. These funds are specifically ring-fenced for projects that will enhance the town centre’s offering and generate additional footfall attracting new and returning customers for the BID levy payers. Priorities include making the town centre a safer place for customers and employees; stimulating and inspiring businesses to improve choice; marketing all areas of the town and to make it easier to do business in Stockport.

Stockport’s £1bn regeneration plan is transforming Stockport, a gigantic leap forward for the town centre, creating exciting opportunities for business and a destination of choice for residents and visitors. Totally Stockport is celebrating Stockport’s future with this unique art trail – Stockport’s Gigantic Leap Frog Art Trail – creating an engaging and vibrant, outdoor art trail attracting thousands of people from across the region and an opportunity to showcase Stockport, its business community and show how the town centre is changing. After the trail closes, the frogs will be auctioned with proceeds going to St Ann’s Hospice.

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Lovingly created by Douglas Hutton

Born and brought up in Scotland, and now living in Cheshire, Douglas spent 25 years working as a chemical engineer with art as a hobby. Five years ago he changed career to concentrate on art, which finds most of its expression in paintings of wild Scottish landscapes with their rapidly changing colours and moods. He has had work selected for exhibition at the Stockport Open Exhibition and the Royal Cambrian Academy.

Douglas also enjoys exploring other subjects and media and has produced and sold cartoons and sculptures poking fun at idiosyncrasies in modern life. In 2019, it was this varied experience that drew him to submit designs for the frogs Stockport’s Giant Leap; this year Douglas is delighted to have two more of his designs selected – Frogwain and Isafrog Kingdom Brunel. He hopes the fun he had in creating these frogs comes across as they are displayed around Stockport.

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