TradePlumbing an Official Sponsor of Stand Tall

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A mass art event in celebration of 50 years of Colchester Zoo.

TradePlumbing will sponsor the giraffe sculpture to be on display in London's Liverpool Street Station, one of the UK's leading bathroom and kitchen plumbing retailers, is pleased to announce it is an official sponsor of Stand Tall for Giraffes, a huge public art event to celebrate the 50th birthday of Colchester Zoo and raise funds for its charity, Action in the Wild.

For ten weeks in the summer of 2013, Colchester’s streets, parks and open spaces will be taken over by 2.5 metre high giraffe sculptures. The giraffe sculptures will engage local professional artists, who will design and paint them. The event will culminate in an auction of the sculptures to raise funds for global conservation projects through the zoo’s charity Action for the Wild, including the charity’s UmPhafa Reserve in South Africa.

TradePlumbing will sponsor the giraffe sculpture to be on display in London's Liverpool Street Station, which as well as being an excellent marketing opportunity, will also alert passers-by to the exciting art event taking place in Colchester.

Managing Director of TradePlumbing, Peter Clayton says, "My colleague and I attended a reception for local businesses and organisations interested in sponsoring this event at first site, Colchester on September 27th, and immediately realised the fantastic potential of this opportunity for TradePlumbing. Not only will we be supporting Colchester Zoo, a fantastic local attraction that brings thousands of visitors to the town each year, our giraffe sculpture will occupy a prime position in one of London's busiest train stations, giving us unprecedented exposure to a vast audience."

He added, "We have big plans for the TP Giraffe, including the setting up of his very own blog, which will share his creation, document his design, and tell the story of his adventures in London and Essex, until he is auctioned off after the event and finds a permanent home. Stand Tall will be a fantastic spectacular for Colchester in 2013 and TradePlumbing are proud to be part of it"

The Stand Tall project is being developed in partnership with Wild in Art an experienced arts, events and education company who the team behind successfully staged similar events in the UK, Europe and Africa.

The giraffes will be seen around Colchester from June 2nd 2013, followed by a farewell tour back to the zoo on August 26th. The auction will take place on 13th September 2013.

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