People who loved the city’s Go Penguins trail will be able to bid for their favourites online. There will be 67 of the giant birds sold at auction for charity. Fans will also be able to see the penguins on display for the final time at St George’s Hall and place sealed bids there.
The auction will raise money for the Liverpool Lord Mayor’s appeal, which supports charities including Alder Hey’s Imagine Appeal and Liverpool Unites.
More than 200 of the birds graced the city’s streets for seven weeks as part of the Go Penguins parade.
It followed the popular Go Superlambananas, which was one of the crowning events of Capital of Culture year.
The penguins also reminded people about climate change – highlighting the problem of melting polar ice and the impact this will have on Liverpool as a port city. The auction will start on February 3rd with potential bidders able to pre-register interest. The auctions will close between midday and 2pm on February 5th.
The penguins will be on display at St George’s Hall from 8.30am to 8pm on February 3rd and 4th.
Sally Ann Wilkinson, director of organisers Wild in Art, said: “We’re really excited. We wanted to allow people anywhere in the world to bid.” Visit the auction at www.gopenguins.co.uk