Winterton Sculpture Auction Raises £2,700 for Local Causes

Winterton Sculpture Auction

Following the hugely successful Winterton Sculpture Trail an auction took place this weekend which saw 12 of the sculptures, and the original wooden mould used to create the sculptures sold for Winterton Causes.

The Winterton Sculpture Auction was organised by Winterton 2022, who hosted the Winterton Sculpture Trail in the town this summer. The event was organised in partnership with Gilbert Baitson Auctioneers and Valuers, Hull, who conducted the auction free of charge in support of the charities.

Daniel Redhead, Winterton Sculpture Trail Project Coordinator said: “We couldn’t think of a better legacy for the Winterton Sculpture Trail than to give something back to the community of Winterton who have embraced and supported the event all summer.”

“Each of the sculptures were created by community groups in the town so we offered all the groups the chance to keep their sculptures, 14 of which chose to do so, which left 12 to be auctioned.”

“We are absolutely delighted with how the event went on Saturday. Many of the sculptures were purchased by residents of Winterton, and the Butchers Arms and George Hogg pubs both purchased sculptures for their beer gardens. So it’s nice to know that we’ll still see much of the artwork around the town for some time to come.”

“We also had a huge amount of residents that came along to watch the auction out of utter fascination and curiosity as to how much the sculptures would sell for – it’s not very often these kind of things take place in a town like Winterton!”

The sculptures sold for £2,710, with the highest seller raising £360. The funds raised from the sale will be equally split between the Winterton Junior School Friends and Parents Group, Winterton Youth Club, and Winterton Disabled Club following a vote by residents on Facebook.

Nicki Mumby Chair of Winterton Disabled Club said “Many members see the Winterton Disabled Club as their lifeline as most do not have transport of their own and some do not have family locally.”

“We meet fortnightly and undertake activities like assisted shopping, weekly Kurling sessions, craft activities, and outings such as theatre trips, with transport provided for all activities.“

“The funds raised from the Winterton Sculpture Auction will make a huge difference to our group, we are incredibly grateful to Winterton 2022, and residents that voted for us to benefit from the auction on Facebook.”