Guernsey Goat Auction
When the Guernsey Goat Trail comes to an end, in mid-August 2021, all of the goats will be auctioned in September to raise funds for Autism Guernsey and GALP.
These funds will help both charities to continue their important work supporting individuals in the Island of Guernsey with autism or literacy difficulties.
The auction will take place on Thursday 16th September 2021. The event will begin with a reception and viewing of all the goats from 5pm, followed by the auction at 6.30pm.
The reception will include canapes and a glass of Prosecco or orange juice.
If you are unable to attend the event you can submit commission bids via email (please see the instructions below).
The auction will take place at La Fontaine Suite, St. Pierre Park Hotel, Rohais, St. Peter Port, GY1 1FD.
The auctioneer will be John Burley assisted by John Randall.
How much do the Auction Tickets cost?
The tickets will be £12 each, to include canapes and a glass of prosecco or orange juice. These will be on sale from Autism Guernsey from the 2nd August. If you would like to purchase tickets please contact Mandy on email@example.com..
If you are unable to attend the Auction on the 16th September 2021, you can submit your commission bid via email. You can download a guide to all the goats here.
You must attach this commission bid form to your email, clearly stating which Lot Number and Goat you are bidding on.
Commission bids should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and must be submitted by the 14th September.
Bidding on a Goat
All successful bidders will be asked to complete a purchaser’s details form. These will be handed to you after your successful bid by one of the volunteers at the Auction. Please complete the form and return it to a volunteer.
What is Guide Price?
While it is difficult to assess the likely amount that any Goat may sell for, we believe a bid in excess of £800 should secure a sculpture. However, prices realised could be higher and we expect many Goats to sell for considerably more.
How much money is expected to be raised?
We are hoping to raise in excess of £50,000 from the Auction alone. All the proceeds from the auction will go to support the work of Autism Guernsey and the Guernsey Adult Literacy Project.
If my bid is successful, how do I pay for the Goat?
Payment must be made on the night by electronic transfer, debit or credit card.
What are the goats made of and how big are they?
The goats are made of fibreglass and durable cold-cast poly-resin. They are approximately 30” high x 52” long x 15” wide, mounted on wooden plinths measuring approximately 48” long x 24” wide x 8” high. The goats will be sold ‘as seen’ mounted on their plinths. They can easily be removed from the plinth.
Where can I keep the goat?
The goats can be kept inside or outside but depending on the location there may be a requirement for Environment Department planning permission.
If I buy a goat, when will I need to collect it?
You will need to collect the goat during the morning of 17th September from St. Pierre Park once payment has been received.
Raffle Tickets to win the Autism Guernsey goat (now looking as good as new after being damaged!) are currently on sale. Other prizes include a painting by Ryan Dawe Photography & Art, Afternoon Tea at La Barbarie Hotel Guernsey donated by La Barbarie, £50 voucher for Christies Brasserie Guernsey donated by Christies, £50 voucher for The Spa at the OGH Hotel donated by Ravenscroft Group and a bottle of Champagne.
Raffle tickets are £5 each and can be purchased from Savills, La Villette Garage, Salt Water Restaurant, The Pony Inn, Network Insurance, Isabelle Vets L'islet, Mawson Collins, La Barberie Hotel, Hotel Jerbourg, Sausmarez Manor Tea Room, The Bella Luce Hotel, The Guernsey Yacht Club, Catherine Best, Les Cotils, Guernsey Pearl and the Peninsula Hotel. Tickets will be on sale until the 15th September.
The raffle will be drawn at the Auction on the 16th September.