AN EIGHT-foot tall fibre glass giraffe created and designed by a Bromsgrove illustrator is roaming the streets as part of a quirky new art exhibition.

Marnie Maurri was selected as one of 30 artists to create a giant giraffe for the Worcester Stands Tall art trail fundraiser, which opened on Monday, July 9.

Her eye-catching giraffe, titled 'The Giraffe Who Found His Happy Place', is on display in the city until September 16, before being auctioned off to raise money for St Richard's Hospice.

Marnie, 48, of Brook Road, said: "I have loved every minute of working on this project.

"It was really an honour to have my design chosen and is my first Wild In Art trail project. To say I was happy to be chosen is an understatement.

"It really does feel good to be be a part of such a large public exhibition.

"And the fact that it is to raise funds for St Richards Hospice makes it that bit more worthwhile."

Visitors can follow the art trail and download an map of the giraffe route via

There are 30 'giant giraffes', and a further 27 'giraffe calves' created by local school children.

Marnie's giraffe, which is sponsored by Worcestershire Ambassadors, can be found on Bromwich Parade at the ferry crossing.

She added: "Each design is so different and incredible.They all look amazing. The trail is really beautiful. It really is something special.

"I can't wait for people to get on the trail and be apart of it."

Marnie painted her ginormous sculpture during April and May, using nature and the outdoors as inspiration.

Money from the giraffe auction will go towards the hospice's Build 2020 Appeal to build a larger hospice in Worcester.