Big Stampede raises thousands for good causes

Gchc big stampede auction  l-r gareth walker (hamilton bid) shona cardle (gchc) jean ball and charlie langhorne (both wild in art)

Gareth Walkern bid) Shona Cardle, Jean Ball and Charlie Langhorne 

4th October 2017 by Robert Armour 0 Comments

A mass of giant safari animals which took over Hamilton this summer as part of The Big Stampede raised an incredible £90,050 at auction, bringing the popular art trail to a close.

Hundreds of bidders, sponsors, artists and spectators attended the auction held in Hamilton Town Hall to try and secure one of the bespoke sculptures which included a selection of lions, giraffes, elephants, rhinos and gorillas.

Those who could not be there in person were able to take part by phone including a lucky bidder from Cyprus who is the new owner of Patchula the giraffe designed by Andrea Cumming. 

The highest value sculpture was Clyde the lion designed by artist Debbie Ryan which sold for £6,600, followed by Alfie Astonia the gorilla by Alice Dansey-Wright at £5,400 and giraffe, Out of the Loch designed by Peter Poole which went for £4,400.

Profits from the auction will support Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity’s Schiehallion Appeal, which will bring more of the latest cancer treatments to Scotland, giving young patients the best possible chance in their fight against cancer.

Commenting, Shona Cardle, chief executive at Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, said: “The Big Stampede was a hugely successful partnership and we are truly grateful to Hamilton BID and Wild in Art for their support.