Patients at Birmingham Children’s Hospital were left star-struck after receiving a surprise visit from heart-throb star of The Vamps, Bradley Simpson.
The 21-year-old lead singer from Sutton Coldfield took time out of the band’s busy rehearsal schedule ahead of their world tour, which heads to Genting Arena next month, to surprise children in the hospital.
Bradley spent a few hours at Birmingham Children’s Play and Admissions Centre designing and painting one of The Big Sleuth‘s miniature bears, which could make it onto the 10-week trial.
The Big Sleuth, so named because sleuth is the collective noun for a group of bears, will see up to 100 giant bear sculptures (and bear cubs created by schools and young people) leave their paw prints all over the city as it gets set to be known as Bear-mingham in 2017.
The project, brought by Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity and creative producers Wild in Art comes hot on the heels of The Big Hoot which attracted more than 800,000 visitors and in total raised over £625,000 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity.
Excited patients joined Bradley as he used his inspiration from the children’s hospital visits and their love of music to add his artistic flair to the project.
Take a look at the images from Bradley’s surprise visit below!