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We have had statues of giraffes around Worcester for several weeks as a major fundraiser for St Richard's Hospice. This was the last chance to see them. All gathered together in the chapter house at Worcester Cathedral.

 

The large ones will be auctioned and the small ones will go back to the schools that created them. The whole event has been great fun and I am going to miss them!

 

Update

 

The auction raised £210,400 

Worcester stands tall 1of2

We have had statues of giraffes around Worcester for several weeks as a major fundraiser for St Richard's Hospice. This was the last chance to see them. All gathered together in the chapter house at Worcester Cathedral.

 

The large ones will be auctioned and the small ones will go back to the schools that created them. The whole event has been great fun and I am going to miss them!

 

Update

 

The auction raised £210,400 

comments (12)

Elles sont joliment décorées, j'aime beaucoup.
Bill Phillips: It was the most enjoyable event
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 20 Oct 2018, 06:34
A lot of effort has obviously gone into painting them. Bath's owls have similarly recently been auctioned off
Bill Phillips: Someone asked the lady who organised the event if she planned to do another one next year! She said it took three years to organise this one!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 20 Oct 2018, 07:16
wonderfully decorated giraffes, surely a great success for the Hospice. Which animals will be the next ones? An idea worldwide. In Berlin we saw the bears.
Bill Phillips: It was a wonderful event and much enjoyed by people in the city and around about. There was something rather special about it being giraffes. They somehow looked so proud when they were on display around the city.
  • Astrid
  • Nederland
  • 20 Oct 2018, 07:25
This is a wonderful line-up and I love the one on the right with the armor.... I love that the auction made that kind of money.
Bill Phillips: There is a lovely story attached to that one. It was bought by a local school by the head teacher whose husband had died recently and had been cared for by the hospice.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Oct 2018, 07:35
We had something similar in Southampton a few years ago when we had zebras. I trust you will be bidding for one; it would like great grazing in your rear garden.
Bill Phillips: The cheapest one went for just under £5000 so way out of my league. The company that is transporting them to their new owners is charging £100 and then donating the money to the hospice. It really has brought out the best in people
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 20 Oct 2018, 08:26
This sort of thing goes on nationally in England. Norwich did their version this year with hares. I will be showing a few examples at some point.
Bill Phillips: It is great fun. I particularly enjoyed the giraffes. The money raised for such a wonderful hospice was the icing on the cake
  • Beth
  • United States
  • 20 Oct 2018, 14:00
This is a wonderful collage capturing some terrific giraffe art.
Bill Phillips: The quality of the the work was fantastic Beth
I have always loved this type of thing and took part in the first one here, as a buyer, not an artist. Now, with auction they are very expensive. I paid a straight 200 dollars for a ticket. The first one drawn got first choice , and so on.
Bill Phillips: The cheapest one in the auction went for just under £5000 I think the dearest was about £18000.
Something simialr has been going on in Nottingham but they had Robins https://www.nottinghampost.com/news/nottingham-news/robin-statues-nottingham-trail-1754108 I wouldn't mind one of them for the garden.
Bill Phillips: The robins are rather good. I think the whole thing started with the super lamb banana which were in Liverpool I think.We really enjoyed the giraffes in Worcester.
Makes a change from the elephants.
Bill Phillips: or owls or Gromit etc. I reckon the giraffes were a brilliant idea
a classic triptych!! very nice. Love the colours.
Bill Phillips: Thanks very much Rob
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 23 Oct 2018, 00:17
what a fantastic idea

love, love these colorful giraffes
Bill Phillips: It was and it was a huge success

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