A WORCESTER firm has linked up with a local school to support the public art event Worcester Stands Tall.

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

The project will see 28 decorated and colourful giraffe sculptures form an eye-catching art trail through the city’s streets. Giraffes will be auctioned off to raise money for St Richard's Hospice.

Himbleton-based AA Salt, who carry out gritting and snow ploughing of business car parks, has become the latest company to get involved.

The family-owned firm are supporting the initiative and drafted in pupils from Bowbrook House School to help them design one of the two giraffes they are sponsoring. The Peopleton school will be running a competition with the winning design being used on the smaller, one metre tall sculpture.

Nikki Rogers, director at AA Salt, said: “It’s an amazing opportunity to be part of one of Worcester’s largest public events for 2018. We wanted to make sure we played our part and involved local children in such a rare event.

“The giraffe sculpture idea is just brilliant. We can’t wait to see the pupils’ designs."

"The children are really excited to be involved in something so historic and fun.”

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

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