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Last Updated: Monday, 15 May 2006, 13:17 GMT 14:17 UK
Wallace and Gromit visit Island
Wallace and Gromit
Wallace and Gromit models are made by the Aardman team
Children on the Isle of Man will soon be meeting animated characters Wallace and Gromit as part of a drive to promote a children's charity.

The pair will be touring the island's schools with Yamaha TT racer Guy Martin from next Monday.

Children of all ages will be asked to take part in a "Bike-O-Matic" invention competition as part of the "Wrong Trousers" fundraising day.

The winners will receive prizes from David Cretney MHK.

The Tourism and Leisure minister said: "I am delighted to welcome Wallace and Gromit and Guy to the island and hope they have a fun time spreading the word about their very worthwhile cause.

"I look forward to meeting them soon and trust the weather will be kind to them during their stay."

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