Why not bid for your favourite member of the Bury Wolf Trail pack?

Rojo Art's mosaic wolf in the arc ANL-150923-094325001
Rojo Art's mosaic wolf in the arc ANL-150923-094325001
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If you have a favourite wolf in Bury St Edmunds’ Wolf Trail you now have the chance to make a bid for it.

The 26 wolves, created by local artists, were on display to celebrate the legend of St Edmund’s wolf, which is said to have guarded King Edmund’s head after he was captured and killed by the Danes.

Steve Manning's topiary wolf in the Abbey Gardens  ANL-151208-145501001

Steve Manning's topiary wolf in the Abbey Gardens ANL-151208-145501001

An auction of some of the artworks, which will raise money for various charities, will be held on St Edmund’s Day (November 20) with sealed bids invited from those unable to attend in person.

The remaining wolves being sold will then be auctioned on December 5.

The art trail was run by the Business Improvement District (BID) organisation Ourburystedmunds, working with partners in the ‘Town Team’ group and has brought thousands more visitors into the town.

Chief Executive of Ourburystedmunds Mark Cordell said: “The Wolf Trail has been a huge success and the people of Bury St Edmunds have really taken a number of the wolves to their hearts. Now we have a chance to raise substantial sums for charities and allow people to own a unique piece of artwork.”

A jute wolf made for Bury's Wolf Trail by artist Steve Manning from Pakenham ANL-150605-173738001

A jute wolf made for Bury's Wolf Trail by artist Steve Manning from Pakenham ANL-150605-173738001

The auction at the St Edmund’s Day Celebratory Dinner which is hosted by the Mayor of St Edmundsbury, Councillor Patrick Chung at The Athenaeum and the auction will be conducted by Ed Crichton of Lacy Scott and Knight, who will also host the second sale of the remaining artworks at their saleroom on December 5.

You can bid using a form downloaded at www.ourburystedmunds.com/wolftrail or one published in the Bury Free Press this Friday (October 30).

Tickets for the St Edmund’s Day Celebratory Dinner, which cost £40 and include a reception drink and three course dinner, must be purchased by Monday November 9 from the Mayor’s office at St Edmundsbury Borough Council.

Nigel Kaines' steel plate wolf stalks St Edmunds in the Great Churchyard ANL-150813-111941001

Nigel Kaines' steel plate wolf stalks St Edmunds in the Great Churchyard ANL-150813-111941001