GoGoGorillas! Gone, Gone, Gone
53 of the 54 Gorillas who brought great art and happiness to the streets of Norwich were auctioned off on Thursday 3 October at The Forum, Norwich raising a staggering £272,300 for Break and the Born Free Foundation.
The project took two years to plan and bring to fruition. From the initial discussions with Charlie Langhorne at Wild in Art and the approval of the Break board of Trustees, to sourcing sponsors and artists and then creating a buzz on the streets of Norwich for 11 weeks.
GoGoGorillas! were finally auctioned off at The Forum, Norwich in front of 450 people and raised a staggering £272,300. Auctioneer Mike Sarson from TW Gaze did a fantastic job with the gaval and the team at The Forum and Cafe Marzano made the evening go without a hitch. The stage management by PSE, Norwich and COGMedia all added to the enjoyment of the evening.
Break Patron, Jake Humphrey hosted the event and was very much in demand both with the media and the people at the auction. He was also the successful bidder for the Alex Egan designed gorilla, Lily Gorilly!
The most popular gorilla of the night was the controversial Freddie Radio Go Go Gorilla, who was bought by his sponsor, Brandbank for £20,000, closely followed by Mr Carrow who was bought by Carl Moore from Lowestoft, a life long Norwich City supporter for £17,000. He outbid David McNally, Chief Executive of Norwich City Football Club.
(photo compilation by Kevin Farrow)
We are hugely grateful to all the sponsors, artists, partners and followers of GoGoGorillas! for making this Break fundraising project such a success. We couldn't have done it without you.
Check out the following links for more on the GoGoGorillas! Visit www.gogogorillas.co.uk, check out the Facebook page gogogorillas for photos and catch up on twitter @GoGoGorillas.
young care leavers supported by our Moving on Team