Following much deliberation it has been decided to postpone the Golden Guernsey Goat Trail until May 2021. As 14 schools are involved in the painting of the goats, this will give them more time to paint their goats and the Trail will hopefully also attract more tourists once the borders are open again providing more exposure for the sponsors.
What is the
Guernsey Goat Trail?
The Guernsey Goat Trail is very much a community event and everyone can get involved.
It is made up of 52 individually painted full-sized goat sculptures created in the Philippines using photographs of Guernsey goats and decorated by local artists, clubs and community groups, schools, charities and day centres. The goats are made of fibreglass and will be placed on plinths around the island
The goats will be displayed at various locations around the Island of Guernsey and will remain in position until the end of August 2020. They will then be auctioned off in September to raise funds for Autism Guernsey and GALP to continue carrying out their vital work supporting individuals impacted by autism and adults with literacy difficulties.
Following the success of the Donkey Parade held in 2011 and the Cow Parade in 2012 by Guernsey Adult Literacy Project (Galp) Autism Guernsey, with the support of GALP, decided to organise a further parade with a strong local connection.
The Golden Guernsey Goat was chosen because it is an iconic breed unique to our island and very much part of our history.
Money raised from the sponsorship and auction of the Guernsey Goat sculptures will go to Autism Guernsey and GALP.