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Norwich's new GoGo star set to be revealed tomorrow

PUBLISHED: 07:00 31 May 2016 | UPDATED: 12:43 31 May 2016

Which animal will be the next GoGo star? Graphic by Annette Hudson.

Which animal will be the next GoGo star? Graphic by Annette Hudson.

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First there were gorillas and then there were dragons, and now a new GoGo star is set to be revealed tomorrow.

The GoGoGorillas! and GoGoDragons! charity art trails were a huge hit with people of all ages when they decorated our fine city in summers 2013 and 2015, and now children’s charity Break and Wild in Art are preparing to reveal the creature that will follow in their footsteps.

The Eastern Daily Press and Norwich Evening News will be exclusively announcing the next sculpture in tomorrow’s papers and everyone is also invited to a special celebratory event at The Forum in Norwich tomorrow evening (Wednesday, June 1).

Break’s fundraising manager Martin Green said they were really excited to be announcing what the next sculpture will be, and gave the following cryptic clue.

“With the gorillas it was an animal you couldn’t find in Norfolk, with the dragons it was a mythological creature, and the new sculpture is a real animal that you can find in Norfolk,” he said.

The trail will take place in 2018 because it is a landmark anniversary year for Break, and once the sculpture is revealed tomorrow, the charity will be looking for artists and sponsors to get involved.

“We are really excited and proud of what we are potentially going to be delievering in 2018,” said Mr Green.

“The whole purpose of choosing 2018 is because Break turns 50 that year. The end goal is to raise as much money as we can to support Break’s valuable work in helping children, young people and families.”

Eighty-four GoGoDragons! flew in for the 2015 trail and at auction the winged warriors raised £369,500 for Break, meanwhile in 2013 a troop of 54 GoGoGorillas! decorated the city and raised £272,300 for Break and the Born Free Foundation.

The free GoGo celebration event tomorrow (Wednesday, June 1) will be at the Forum, in Norwich, at 5pm. For more about Break, visit www.break-charity.org

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