A restaurant owner says that he is ‘thrilled’ to sign up to sponsor a giraffe sculpture as part of an exciting public art trail in Worcester. The Worcester Stands Tall concept is being billed as the largest mass participation art event in the city’s history. Around 25 two-and-a-half metre tall giraffes will be dotted around the city’s streets, parks and open spaces for 10 weeks next summer. Frankie Tsang, who owns the New Four Seasons Restaurant and Takeaway in Powick, near Worcester, has sponsored one of the sculptures for the trail, being brought to the city by St Richard’s Hospice. Each sculpture will be funded by companies and individuals from around the county and will be brought to life by regional and national artists. At the end of the project the giraffes will be auctioned to raise funds for the hospice and its care for people with life-limiting illnesses. Mr Tsang, who is also a member of the Worcestershire Ambassadors, said: “I feel excited to be part of Worcester Stands Tall. It is something a bit different and I feel that is only good for St Richard’s Hospice and the local community will benefit. It will put Worcester on the map. I have lived and worked in Worcester for more than 40 years, and I understand what St Richard’s has done for the community and it does an excellent job. Personally, I have had two very close friends who used the service before they died. I went to see them and they were very well taken care of.” Tricia Cavell, fundraising director at St Richard’s, said: “We are delighted to have Frankie involved in Worcester Stands Tall. It is great to have local businesses which serve our communities on board with this project. Now is a very exciting time for us – as plenty of sponsors are signing up to fund our beautiful giraffe sculptures – so watch this space for the next announcement.”
To sponsor a giraffe, call 01905 763963, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit worcesterstandstall.co.uk
Worcester News article, Tuesday 21st July, by Sam Greenway.
Pictured: Frankie Tsang, owner of the New Four Seasons Restaurant, and Head waitress, Yidan Zhang.