MEET Betsy the Friesian cow who has taken up residence outside Sudbury shop Sitting Pretty – and is drawing both puzzled and admiring glances from passers-by.
The life-size black and white calf sits outside the interiors store by day, but up until Saturday she did not have a name.
That was rectified when the Friars Street shop held a charity event and visitors paid £1 to submit a suggestion for naming the shop’s advertising motif.
The name Betsy was pulled out of the hat afterwards by shop owner Lindsay Barrs.
“It was a very successful day and we had a really good turnout,” she said.
“Anita Martin came up with the suggestion of Betsy.
“Everyone loves our calf and we get lots of people coming into the shop who comment on her, so it’s good to finally give her a name.”
A raffle of shop items and donations raised £300, which will go towards Breakthrough Breast Cancer and Prostate Cancer Research.
The business chose the two charities after Paul Stuart, a former worker at the shop’s upholstery workshop, died of prostate cancer earlier this year.