Go Rhinos



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Go! RhinosIn celebration of its 40th anniversary, Marwell Wildlife is bringing Go! Rhinos, a world class mass public art event, to the streets and parks of Southampton.

For 10 weeks throughout the summer of 2013, rhino sculptures will inhabit the streets of Southampton, showcasing the wealth of artistic talent in the area, while highlighting the significant conservation threat facing wild rhinos and how the Southampton business community can make a difference.


Go! Rhinos will:

  • engender civic pride, stimulate the local economy and create a 10 week fun event for all
  • provide a trail around the streets and parks of Southampton encouraging thousands of people to visit the city to enjoy the spectacle
  • provide an unusual and proven vehicle for raising brand awareness of local businesses
  • showcase the creativity of Southampton: its heritage, architecture, regeneration and art scene
  • provide community and education projects highlighting the significant conservation threat faced by rhinos and how Southampton businesses are helping to make a difference
  • offer a significant fundraising opportunity through the sale of each rhino sculpture at a charity auction after the public event with all proceeds going to Marwell’s conservation projects and a Southampton based community charity
  • offer a significant fundraising opportunity through the sale of each rhino sculpture at a charity auction after the public event with all proceeds going to Marwell Wildlife and The Rose Road Association.

Who’s driving the stampede?

Go! Rhinos is being led by Marwell in partnership with Wild in Art, Business Solent and Southampton City Council.

Business Solent is a business engagement organization which unites business leaders to drive economic prosperity and make the Solent region the best place to work, invest, study, live and enjoy.

Wild in Art is dedicated to raising awareness of the challenges facing many of the world’s species through the creation of mass, public art events based around unique, 3D sculptures

The Rose Road Association has been working with children, young people and their families from across Hampshire and the surrounding counties since 1952. The young people who attend Rose Road have multiple and complex disabilities and health needs and the charity provides a range of services including short breaks, Rosewood School and play activities, working with their wonderful staff and volunteers from across the community.

Wessex Heartbeat's driving ambition is to help improve cardiac care by supporting the Wessex Cardiac Centre in Southampton in achieving the best care for people with heart conditions.  To date the Charity has raised over £13 million for this cause.

The Charity’s latest exciting HIGH 5 Appeal aims to meet a long-awaited need to create a specially designed Unit for young adults (16–30 yrs) with life-long heart conditions. Young heart patients tell us this will help them to a happier, better and more normal life while in hospital. The Appeal reaches out to young people across Wessex to support fellow, less fortunate young people. Wessex Heartbeat have sporting champions and a fundraising theme of ‘five’, and they are grateful to the many schools, colleges, sports clubs and businesses already on board to helping.

Business SouthSouthampton City Council Wild in ArtRose Road logoWessex Heartbeat High Five Appeal

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Rhino for West Quay shopping centre

west quay

Shoppers will be joined by a giant rhino next summer.

Coffin Mew join the charge

Coffin Mew LLP

Coffin Mew drop in to meet our Rhinos

Rhino checks-in at Holiday Inn

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Staff at the Holiday Inn welcomed an exotic guest to their Winchester hotel.

Ageas Bowl joins the charge

Go! Rhinos

The Ageas Bowl has pledged to support Southampton’s biggest event of 2013 by sponsoring a rhino.

Go! Rhinos gets local support

Go! Rhinos

The charity has joined forces with Business Solent, Southampton City Council, The Rose Road Association and Wild in Art to bring together the city for this unique experience.

Watch this space for more exciting updates!

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