The giraffes are starting to stick their necks out across Horsham

Horsham Giraffe Trail
Horsham Giraffe Trail
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In readiness for their invasion of Horsham on Saturday October 26, over 50 of these magnificent five feet tall giraffe models will be coming to stay in Horsham town centre for two weeks.

They are effectively part fantastic art exhibition, part competition trail where you can win some fantastic prizes donated by the giraffe owners and overall a great deal of fun for everyone.

Horsham Giraffe Trail

Horsham Giraffe Trail

The Rotary Club of Horsham, supported by Horsham Unlimited, Horsham District Council and West Sussex County Council, has organised Horsham’s Giant Giraffe Trail.

The Giraffes have been purchased by local businesses and organisations, partnered with a Charity and then painted and decorated to make each one a unique piece of art which will ultimately be auctioned with the proceeds going to the relevant Charity. .

Whilst on display in the Town Centre, the Giraffes will form a Competition Trail with some fantastic prizes including a 42” TV donated by Sony in Swan Walk, Afternoon Tea for 4 donated by Bill’s, and a Family Ticket to the Capitol’s Peter Pan panto including meeting the cast and other goodies. The competition is open to everyone and is free of charge to enter although we would encourage you to make a small donation which will be shared between our 43 involved Charities. If you really admire a particular Giraffe you will able to make a Text Donation to that Charity and even make a bid to buy the giraffe in the online Auction.

Rotary is a national partner of the BBC’s Children In Need and Pudsey will be visiting Horsham on Halloween, Thursday 31 October to meet his little fans and help with the various Halloween events that will be taking place in the Town Centre….and see the Giraffes that have been especially painted for him.

Horsham Giraffe Trail

Horsham Giraffe Trail

This week’s Giraffe picture shows the Giraffe (in pink) from Dixey’s CB Opticians in West Street being prepared.

If you would like to keep up with the Giraffe Trail news , visit their Facebook Page ‘Horsham Giraffe Trail’.

Further information is available from John Le Rossignol at Horsham Rotary Club, email jleross@btconnect.com