MORE businesses are supporting a sculpture art trail that will raise vital funds for a children’s hospice.

The Great Tail Trail will take place across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole from April 5 to June 1, 2025, raising money for Julia’s House children’s hospice charity.

Four more businesses have signed up to sponsor one of the 40 giant mermaid tails along the trail, joining seven companies already sponsoring the sculptures.

As reported, leisure and event operator BH Live has been named as community partner for the trail, sponsoring two tails, hosting several of them.

Steele Raymond LLP Solicitors, Protected Trust Service and Vinyl Solutions have also signed up as sponsors on the trail.

Each sponsor will choose a unique and eye-catching design for their mermaid tail from designs submitted by local artists.

These artists will then paint and decorate the sculptures ready for the start of the trail, which is organised by the charity and Wild in Art.

Laura Maidment, public fundraising manager for Julia’s House, said: “There has been a huge interest since we first announced the trail, but there’s still time to sign up and sponsor a sculpture.

“We’re also looking for businesses to become our headline sponsor or learner programme partner, helping to get local schools and community groups involved.”

The charity provides care for the most seriously ill children and their families in Dorset.