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Giraffe designs chosen at sponsor’s art event

6 Jul 2023

Businesses and organisations from across Cambridgeshire came together at the Hilton for the exclusive art event to choose their design for their very own giraffe sculpture and see the unveiling of a fantastic new giraffe, Jiggles and Iggles!

Held at the Hilton Cambridge City Centre, there were over 100 amazing art submissions up for grabs and sponsors spent the evening deliberating which one they’d like to use to bring their long-legged sculpture to life, ready to take up home on the streets of Cambridge next spring.

“There have been some really amazing designs submitted from some very talented artists and I know that all the sponsors had a really tough time choosing!’ comments Ellie Edge, Break Partnership Manager. “This event really is the start of the trails journey and now the designs have been chosen, the artists can begin to bring these gentle giants to life ready for them to be unveiled on the city’s streets next spring. But there is always room in our herd for more sponsors and there’s still some amazing to designs to choose from, so I’d encourage any business who has thought about being involved to contact us!”

Sponsors also got a first look at one of our new sculptures, Jiggles and Iggles, sponsored by the trails Logistics Partner, Pentaco Construction and created by artist Rachel Butler.

Commenting on their new sculpture, Louise Reeve, Social Value and Engagement Manager from Pentaco, says: “We absolutely love Jiggles and Iggles! It represents what we do really well and shows how a great piece of art can work alongside your business and doesn't always have to be literal. Construction is all about moving parts and bringing everything together, so the jigsaw pieces are a great theme for us. And the wonderful little Iggles represents the young people that join our business and how we need to future proof the construction industry. This will be our third trail with Break and for us the staff moral and networking it generates is fantastic whilst also knowing your helping both the local economy and raising funds for a great charity.” 

After the trail, a number of the sculptures will be made available for auction with all money raised going towards supporting young care leavers, who have to leave care at just 18, ensuring we can be with them on their journey towards independence for as long as they need.

If you would like to be part of our herd, find out more about how you can sponsor a giraffe sculpture here.

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