Snook 9️⃣: Frankie the Fostering Snook

Find me at: York Explore Library, Museum Street

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Created by: Sian Ellis

Sponsored by: York Fostering Service and York Mumbler

Embrace the warmth with Frankie the Fostering Snook, a symbol of love, care, and the joy of family. With a heart as big as its smile, Frankie wraps you in stories of kindness and the magic of belonging. He's here to remind us all of the happiness that comes from opening our hearts to others, lighting up our community with love.

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Meet the Artist

Sian Ellis

As a Yorkshire based artist it is brilliant to have my work on display in such a beautiful local city and raising money for such a worthy cause in St Leonards. Designing the Snook sculpture has been an absolute dream and such a career highlight to me and being able to bring one to life with a brand new design, and see the designs that other talented artists have created is always a delight.

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Meet the Sponsor

York Mumbler

We are so proud to be 'Fostering' a Snook and want to make sure that the families of York can enjoy this trail. We see it as an opportunity to bring the family community together. We're so proud to be involved in supporting St Leonards and of course the Foster Team here in York.

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Meet the Sponsor

York Fostering Service

We’re shining a light on the amazing work our foster carers do supporting local children and young people who can’t live with their own families. Our foster carers are ordinary people, doing an extraordinary role.

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Discover The Snooks Trail

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Trail Leaflet & Map ▸

This carefully curated guide is your passport to unlocking a world of imagination and wonder as you embark on this unforgettable adventure in York.

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Sculpture List ▸

Discover our full list of Snooks, each one a unique chapter in York's storytelling journey. Start exploring and see where each Snook will lead you!

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Meet the Snooks ▸

Set off on a delightful discovery to meet the Snooks! Uncover the origins of these charming characters and learn about their creator...

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Trail FAQs ▸

What is the Snooks Trail? When does the Snooks Trail take place? Do Snooks sleep? How can I participate in the Snooks Trail? And more!

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The Production Company ▸

Encounter the crafters behind the magic – Norse Sky, the masterful set builders and prop makers hailing from North Yorkshire, whose skilled hands have lovingly shaped the Snooks into existence.

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Meet the Artists ▸

Discover the creative minds behind the enchanting Snooks sculptures on The Snooks Trail. Explore the diverse talents and unique perspectives of the artists who have contributed their imagination and skill to bring these captivating characters to life!

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Meet the Sponsors ▸

Meet the businesses who have proudly sponsored The Snooks Trail and delve into their inspiring reasons for supporting this captivating event.

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Survey ▸

Tell us about your Snooks Trail experience in a quick survey and you could win a Snooks Trail Goody Bag! T&Cs

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Accessibility Guide ▸

Make It York is proud to organise many free events and festivals throughout the year for residents and visitors to enjoy. We are committed to ensuring that everyone can participate, with access requirements in place to support with additional needs.

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Charity Partner ▸

St. Leonard's Hospice, our esteemed charity partner for The Snooks Trail, is a highly regarded organization dedicated to serving the communities of York and North Yorkshire for over 35 years.