6:30 a.m., September 11, 2022
It’s time to take home your very own piece of the GoGoDiscover trail at a charity auction!
After 10 weeks of entertaining more than half a million people across the country, a total of 60 sculptures will go under the hammer.
The auction will take place for the first time at Norwich Cathedral on Wednesday 28 September.
Celebrated auctioneers Charles Hanson and Natasha Rashkin-Sharpe from the TV show Bargain Hunt, Flog It! and Antiques Roadshow, will be hosting the event.
All proceeds go to local charity Break to help eliminate the mammoth expectations faced by young adults leaving foster care.
39 T.rex, 18 steppe mammoths and three Breakasuraus sculptures will go under the hammer. The 60 entries also include a white mammoth and a T.rex ready to receive their very own roaring artwork.
“It’s been wonderful to see so many people enjoying the GoGoDiscover trail this summer and we’re excited to see what’s next for our sculptures,” said Pete Marron, GoGoDiscover Project Manager.
“So many people have fallen in love with her and have their favourites. Our incredible artists have created some amazing designs that make something totally unique.
“This auction is the perfect opportunity to take home an original piece of art and a memento from another amazing trail while supporting Break.”
Auction participants will be treated to a sparkling reception and canapés thanks to sponsor Norfolk Cottages. Or bidders can take part comfortably from home via the online auction portal or by telephone.
The evening begins at 6 p.m., the auction begins at 7 p.m. Tickets and the online catalog of available sculptures are available on the Break website, break-charity.org. For those unable to attend, it will be streamed live on GoGoDiscover’s Facebook page, along with updates to be released throughout the evening.
The T.rex sculptures, organized in partnership with Wild In Art and designed by local artists, have been on the streets of Norwich city center since late June, while the mammoths are on show in towns such as King’s Lynn, Cromer and Great Yarmouth find are .