Worcester Sixth Form College is pleased to welcome its Worcester Stands Tall giraffe, ‘Steve’, to the College!
The College’s Student Council agreed to attend the recent auction in support of St Richard’s Hospice and to bid on a giraffe with their funds and were.
Lin Bingley and Jenny Jones who supported the students on the evening said: “It was an honour to attend the auction and it was an amazing and emotional evening. The students went with an open mind regarding which giraffe to bid on as they were all fantastic. We could not be more pleased with Steve.”
‘A Tall Order’ aka Steve, designed by Linda Davies, was inspired by the artist’s dyslexic son, who found his career by volunteering at the age of fifteen to cook for a local hospice. Now in his 40s he has become a successful head chef. This is an inspirational story for the College’s students in additional to supporting such an important local charity.
Edward Senior, Principal, said: “I know that the ‘Worcester Stands Tall’ giraffes have been extremely popular in the local community and the message they promote reflect the values that we want to instil in our students. I am proud of the support our students give to charities each year and pleased that the Student Council chose to support St Richard’s Hospice in this way as it is a really important part of our local community. It seems like ‘Steve’ is proving to be very popular with staff, students and visitors, and I hope he inspires students to play their part and support good causes for years to come.”