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Stand Tall giraffes to go under the hammer
5:53pm Monday 2nd September 2013 in News
A CAR showroom will sponsor an auction which will see 30 giraffe figurines go under the hammer.
The auction, at Reeman Dansie, in Severalls Business Park, Colchester, takes place on Thursday, September 19 and will be sponsored by Essex Audi.
It will mark the end of Colchester Zoo’s Stand Tall programme, which celebrated the zoo’s 50th anniversary.
The 30 giraffes, which were designed by north Essex artists, have been dotted around the borough since June 2.
Each of the giraffes is expected to sell for between £2,000 and £7,000.
Proceeds will go to Colchester Zoo charity Action for the Wild.
Steve Doble, head of business at Essex Audi said: “The charity does amazing work for conservation projects around the world and we’re sure a huge amount of money will be raised through the sale of these amazing sculptures.”
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