GIRAFFES which created a colourful trail around the city will soon have new owners and new homes as a grand auction is shortly taking place.

The Worcester Stands Tall Live Auction is taking place tomorrow evening at drp Group in Hartlebury from 5:45pm. The tickets for those hoping to bid on a giraffe are still available on

The trail which launched on Monday, July 9 saw 30 8ft tall giraffes decorated by artists from the the county and beyond before being placed in various locations around Worcester.

An app was created to help navigate people around the trail. More than 1,800 selfies were uploaded to app gallery. The app has recorded more than 171,000 visits to individual giraffes, this is not the number of people visiting the trail, but is the number of times sculptures have been ‘unlocked’.

One of the smaller 'calfe' sculpture, Lily The Pink will also be going under the hammer at the auction. The rest of the calves will go back to the schools and community groups that decorated them.

The auction will be hosted by Free Radio’s Tom Newitt and Hursty, and will feature Bargain Hunt and Flog It! auctioneer Philip Serrell.

All proceeds from the auction will go to St Richards Hospice' Build 2020 appeal, a £5.3m expansion and redevelopment to support more patients and families.