Otter name: Patchy

Artist: Maids Moreton CE School

Sponsor: Howes The Florist

Maids Moreton Primary School: “Our Year 2 class chose an Elmer inspired patchwork design for our otter. The whole class took part, with each child designing and painting a section. The children wanted to make his fur appear realistic so opted for tones of brown. They thoroughly enjoyed the design process and were very proud of their finished product.”

Howes the Florist: “We have been on Nelson Street in Buckingham for over 70 years, offering flowers for all of life’s big occasions and here to celebrate the small joys too. Our hand delivery floral gifts are created by our wonderful team and available 6 days a week, delivered locally.”

“The otter trail is a wonderful idea and having grown up in this beautiful market town we wanted to be part of raising the profile of our amazing local community. We are fortunate to be among the families benefitting from YC2 (Young Carers Buckingham), Our three children have attended village schools, as have my parents, grandparents, aunts and siblings. The pandemic has shown what an amazing community spirit we have in Buckingham and we are so proud to be part of this wonderful town.”