Onslo The 8ft Gorilla And Marions Raise Over £400 For Crab Fair 2023

By Rachael Grealish

Onlso, the 8ft gorilla and Marion’s pet shop have raised over £400 in donations for Crab Fair and World Gurning Championships 2023.

Onslo the 8ft Gorilla on Egremont Main Street. Credit: Marion’s Pet Shop

The enormous friendly gorilla statue made an appearance at Marion’s, in Egremont, on Saturday, April 29, while on his tour.

People were encouraged to take a picture with the 8ft gentle giant and post it on social media, along with giving a minimum donation of £1.

Hundreds came out to see Onslo as he posed with people and pets on Egremont Main Street. It was confirmed today, Tuesday, May 2, £420 was raised for this year’s Crab Fair.

Egremont Crab Fair and World Gurning Championships return this year on September, Friday 15 and Saturday 16, after a three-year hiatus due to the COVID pandemic.