Meet Gizmo the Gargoyle

20 Nov 2014

The Churches Conservation Trust is pleased to announce that the gargoyle used to represent the Trust’s work with children and families will be called ‘Gizmo’, following the results of the Name the Gargoyle competition.

The name was suggested by Josh Hunt from Thrapston in east Northamptonshire, and was judged by our Trustee Jane Weeks to be the winner from a competitive field.

Jane particularly liked the alliteration in Josh's suggested name, and also enjoyed the extra details Josh provided, telling us that Gizmo’s favourite activity is ‘to gargle big bubbly bubbles’, which fits his personality very well. 

The three runners-up were Megan Daniel of Walsall who suggested ‘Yoyo’, Jessica Cobbin of Bristol who suggested ‘Scamp’ and Millie Granger, who also lives in Thrapston, Northamptonshire, and suggested ‘Nosey’. 

Each of the four winners won a family ticket to an exciting attraction around England, including the Eden Project, Shakespeare’s Birthplace Trust, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, and Leeds Castle. The Churches Conservation Trust would particularly like to thank all organisations that donated prizes for the competition.

Project Officer Susan van Schalkwyk said: “We’re pleased that Gizmo finally has a name, and he must be pretty relieved too. Whilst there had to be one winner, and Josh’s clever use of alliteration edged him ahead of the pack, we were impressed with the quality and volume of the entries. Well done and thank you to everyone who took the time to enter, and congratulations to the winners!”