A CHESTER firm has become the first member of the West Cheshire Museums Adopt an Object Scheme.

Launched in April the initiative encourages businesses to adopt an object to support work and collections in all four museums.

Sykes Holiday Cottages have adopted a life size model of a Roman Soldier at Chester’s Grosvenor Museum.

Brittany Lange and Chloe Jones from Sykes Holiday Cottages recently visited the museum to see the model and meet Kate Harland, museums and heritage manager and Elizabeth Montgomery, senior curator for West Cheshire Museums.

Councillor Louise Gittins, leader of Cheshire West and Chester Council, said: “I am delighted that Sykes Holiday Cottages, are continuing to support the Grosvenor Museum as supporters of this new scheme.

"Our museums house hundreds of wonderful objects and by adopting some of these businesses can support West Cheshire Museums in caring for their collections and engaging with visitors of all ages.”

Graham Donoghue, CEO of Sykes Holiday Cottages, said: “Sykes Holiday Cottages are proud to be ongoing sponsors of the Grosvenor Museum.

"As a B Corp certified business, we aim to contribute positively towards both the planet and its people. We’re thrilled to be doing so by supporting the wonderful opportunity provided by our local gem, Grosvenor Museum.”