When Jerry Adams of Cwmbran, Wales, found a giant plastic dinosaur on eBay, he immediately knew he needed to buy it. But why?
Adams, 58, paid £1,600 for the 15-foot-tall Allosaurus named Alun, a former attraction from Dan-yr-Ogof caves.
The money will be donated to JDRF, a charityÂ that helps people with type one diabetes. Adams has also set up a JustGiving page to assist with additional funds for the charity.
"I saw it was for sale on the news and I thought that it would be a fantastic garden ornament."
Huge plastic dinosaur grandfather bought for his autistic grandchildren sees tourists flock to Cwmbran house https://t.co/e1WxMNCrOa pic.twitter.com/mtkgD4x6US
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The goal for Adams was to help create a sensory garden in his front yard for his three autistic grandchildren.