CHARITY chiefs behind the Worcester Stands Tall sculpture trail have launched an appeal to raise enough money to bid for a giraffe at auction.
St Richard’s Hospice needs to raise £5,000 to be in with a chance of successfully bidding for Snowdrop at auction tomorrow (Thursday)
All 30 giant giraffes and one giraffe calf, Lily the Pink, will go under the hammer at DRP Group in Hartlebury to raise funds for the hospice’s Build 2020 Appeal.
Fund-raising director Tricia Cavell said all of the giraffes had captured the hearts of staff and volunteers but Snowdrop had a special place in their affections
“She was painted by Katie Hodgetts, an artist whose granddad was cared for by St Richard’s Hospice before he died in 2016. We want to buy Snowdrop at auction and return her to the peaceful gardens here,” she said.
“Here, Snowdrop can be seen by everyone at the hospice – creating a lasting legacy of Worcester Stands Tall, a project that means so much to the future of our care.”
The Build 2020 Appeal aims to raise the funds needed to build a bigger hospice, enabling more patients and families to be cared for in Worcestershire. The total cost for expanding and redeveloping the existing building in Wildwood Drive, Worcester, is £5.3million.
Under the terms of the project, each giraffe has to go to auction. If the hospice’s bid is unsuccessful, all the money raised in the campaign will be donated to the Build 2020 Appeal.
Visit www.chuffed.org/project/save-our-snowdrop to donate.
Log on to www.worcesterstandstall.co.uk/auction for more about the auction.