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Giraffe sculpture trail

Giraffe sculpture on a punt on the river
Three giraffe sculptures at the botanical gardens, Cambridge
Giraffe sculpture on the streets of Cambridge

 

Cambridge Standing Tall is a giraffe sculpture trail in Cambridge city centre from 21 March to 2 June 2024.

It's run by Break, a charity working in Cambridgeshire to raise aspirations of the county’s young care leavers.

About the trail

There are 31 large giraffe sculptures to locate, each decorated by an artist and sponsored by a local business. Alongside them there are also 60 mini giraffes, created by local schools and community groups.

This towering sculpture trail will bring together communities from all corners of the city and encourage them to look up at the spectacular art on offer while supporting Break.

The giraffes represent the charity Break standing tall for young people with care experience.

The Cambridge City Council sponsored giraffe

Savannah's Golden Guardian giraffeWe are proud to sponsor of the giraffes to support this trail and charity.

We are keen to support care leavers and recently passed a motion to treat care experience as a protected characteristic

The trail is a free activity open to everyone that encourages people to visit different parts of the city which also supports our local businesses. 

It's also a brilliant way to encourage people to find out more about Break's work, how to fundraise and support them.

About the giraffe

  • Number: 24
  • Sculpture title:
  • Location: Parker's Piece, Regents Terrace
  • Artist: Rebecca Amphlett, Dandelion Mosaics

Savannah's Golden Guardian is a tribute to the role giraffes have as guardians of their ecosystem. They have a crucial role to play in maintaining the balance of their habitat, with the golden hues bringing the glow of the savannah at sunset.

Designed by mosaic artist Rebecca Amphlett of Dandelion Mosaics, the sculpture represents the opportunities for growth, renewal, and a reminder that, just like the giraffe, we have the strength, resilience, and potential to become the guardians of our own lives and the lives of those around us.

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