CHILDREN and adults alike have been enjoying a six mile art trail of giraffes dotted around the city.

The giraffes have been painted by a varied team of artists and have been sponsored by a number of businesses.

The giraffes will be auctioned in October to raise money for St Richard’s Hospice.

Southco Manufacturing Ltd has sponsored two sculptures for the Worcester Stands Tall art trail.

The company, which is based in Worcester is sponsoring both a large, 8ft tall giraffe and a small calf sculpture – which it has donated to Fort Royal School.

Suzanne Fitzmaurice, compensation and benefits Manager, Europe, at Southco Manufacturing Ltd, said: “It’s a wonderful and very different opportunity for us to give something back to the community by supporting St Richard’s Hospice and helping to promote Worcester city itself through the Wild in Art creative trail.”

Spire South Bank Hospital, based in Bath Road, has also sponsored a giraffe.

Simon Milner, Hospital Director at Spire South Bank Hospital, said: “Spire South Bank Hospital is proud to support St Richard’s Hospice, a key source of strength and support to many in Worcestershire and surrounds.

“Aspiring to give the highest levels of healthcare to patients and their families lies at the heart of both organisations and it is in this spirit of shared purpose that we are so pleased to support St Richard’s through the most unusual path of a giraffe.”