WORCESTERSHIRE-based creative agency Drp is getting behind a giant art project heading to the city this summer.

The Worcester News is a media partner for the Worcester Stands Tall concept - being billed as the largest mass participation art event in the city's history.

The art project will see 28 decorated and colourful giraffe sculptures form an eye-catching art trail through the city’s streets.

Once the trail has ended, each sculpture will be auctioned to raise money for St Richard’s Hospice Build 2020 Appeal which is aiming to raise the final £1.4m needed to build a bigger hospice, enabling more patients and families to be cared for in Worcestershire.

Drp is the latest organisation to get involved, with their Hartlebury headquarters announced as the location for the October event, when all the impressive sculptures will be auctioned off.

Dale Parmenter, from Drp, said: “This is such a fantastic fundraising event and a brilliant cause, we are very proud to be a part of it and look forward to having a lot of fun with the project.”

The award-winning firm also has a dedicated sculpture on the trail, with the rest backed by sponsors from across Worcestershire.

During the trail there will also be a display of 25 smaller giraffe calves, decorated by school children, on show in Crowngate Shopping Centre, Worcester. These sculptures will be returned to the schools which decorated them as a lasting memento.

Sara Matthews, Worcester Stands Tall project manager, said: “We are delighted Drp is involved as an official supplier with our project.

“It’s going to be great working with such an innovative agency and we’re excited to see what the partnership brings this year.

“We just know the auction event will be a night to remember and we’re looking forward to raising as much money as we can for the hospice’s appeal.”

For more on the project visit worcesterstandstall.co.uk.

For more on St Richard's project visit strichards.org.uk/build2020.