Joining the majestic giants, a delightful herd of baby giraffe sculptures will join the trail, decorated by local schools and community groups. These smaller sculptures will be strategically placed across the town’s civic centre and spaces, libraries, and shops, adding unexpected experiences to people’s daily lives.
To enhance the experience for locals and visitors, a free dedicated trail map and app will be available that will unveil the colourful creatures at every turn, providing exciting rewards and fact-finding missions along the way.
To end the trail, Croydon will host a special farewell weekend, where all the giraffe sculptures will be displayed together in one final giraffe spectacular.
Following the impressive gathering, Croydon Stands Tall will host a finale event where all large sculptures will be auctioned off in aid of national charity Crisis, raising vital funds for the charity’s Croydon Skylight which offers vital help with housing, jobs, health, and wellbeing to help people leave homelessness behind for good.
This free event will unite our community, inviting everyone in Croydon—residents, workers, and visitors—to partake in the joy and celebration of our exceptional town on a massive scale. As well as creating a fun experience for all this summer, we are fundraising for Crisis Skylight Croydon who are working hard to eliminate homelessness in our community at a time of great need. We’re excited to see you all there!
It is a real honour for Crisis to be the charity partner for such a unique event. The auction at the end will help us to continue our work, supporting people across the borough who are facing the devastating reality of homelessness. Through our frontline services we help people take the steps they need to rebuild their lives and leave homelessness behind for good.
For further media information, images, interviews please contact: Kayleigh Paget / 020 8603 0054
The London Borough of Culture is the flagship cultural policy from the Mayor of London and is supported by Arts Council England and The National Lottery Heritage Fund. Please visit Croydon Stands Tall for more information on participating artists, the art trail, farewell event, auction, app and rewards.
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