Charity Auction

Thank you to everyone who came, registered or enjoyed our auction live online.

If you purchased a cow a member from the Break team will be in touch with you when the money has been cleared.

All Cows must be collected or delivered by Friday 8 October 2021.

If you would like to collect your cow    , you can do so on Monday 27 September and Thursday 30 September – please email us at auction@cowsaboutcambridge.co.uk to book a time slot. Other dates are available on application.

You can arrange delivery via our shipping partner Rush Removals. The team will be available on the night to confirm delivery costs and take bookings.

Cambridge Sculpture Delivery Fees (inc Vat):

Postcodes CB1/2/3/4/5: £90.00

Postcodes CB6/7/8/9/10/11/21/22/23/24/25: £110.00

Postcodes PE/SG/CM/CO/IP/NR: From £150.00 price on application depending on postcode

Other national or international deliveries on application

Below are some useful FAQ’s, a PDF of the auction catalogue and the T&C’s for your reference.

Useful Information and Documents

Q. When and where is the Cows about Cambridge Auction

The Cows about Cambridge Auction will take place on Thursday 23 September 2021 at The Graduate Hotel. The auction starts at 7pm (prompt).  This is fundraiser for Break, a charity working across East Anglia.

Q. How will the money be used?

Proceeds from the 43 lots will change the lives of young people in care and leaving care local to Cambridgeshire via projects run by Break, a charity working across East Anglia. Break believes that with the right care and support children and young people can achieve anything, no matter their start in life.

Q. What are the cows made of?

The Cows are made from a mixture of class II fire retardant laminating resin and chopped roving fibreglass over an initial brushed-on layer of gel coat.  

Q. What size is the Cow?

Each Cow measures 2130mm mm long, 550mm wide and 1340mm tall. The weight is between 45 – 70kg. (Penny, Stardust, Moss Cow and Buttercup weigh more as they have additional 3D elements).

The mini moos are approximately 0.75m tall and 1.6m in length and weigh 25kg. There are 2 mini moos available at auction on 23 September.

Q. Is every sculpture unique?

Yes, the cow sculpture was created especially for Cambridge by Wild in Art’s Creative Director Chris Wilkinson. It is inspired by the city’s famous Red Poll Cows which have grazed the city’s open spaces for hundreds of years. Each sculpture has been created by a professional artist.

Q. Who is the auctioneer?

The auctioneer is Charles Hanson.

Q. If I am bidding on the night, what ID do I need to bring with me?

You must bring one form of ID which must include government-issued photo identification. If this does not state your current address, proof of address will also be required.

If you are bidding on behalf of an organisation, you must provide a copy of the certificate of incorporation, or, in the case of unregistered entities, other evidence satisfactory to Break. Please contact us at auction@cowsaboutcambridge.co.uk for confirmation of what will be acceptable.

Please see the Terms and Conditions for more information.

Q. Will I pay VAT or commission on top of the hammer price?

The auction is a fundraising event for Break. There will be no VAT or commission added to the auction value of each Cow. The hammer price you pay will be exempt of VAT and so if you are paying through a company please note that VAT cannot be reclaimed on the purchase price.

Q. Will my Cow be insured?

All lots are covered by Break’s insurance until your payment has cleared. Once payment is cleared our insurance will cease and you will become the owner of the Cow and therefore responsible for any insurance cover.

Q. Is my successful bid gift aid-able?

No.

Q. How much will the cows be sold for?

There is no way of knowing how much each sculpture will achieve. However, if you are saving up for a Cow, based on previous similar trails, we expect (and hope) them to sell for £4,000 and upwards.

Q. If I’m successful, how can I pay for my Cow?

Break will raise invoices for each successful Bid at the end of the Auction and these will be sent to the successful Bidders by hand/email. The invoice will show the Hammer Price to be to be paid, and identify the Lot purchased.

We will have the facility to take payment on the night using all major debit and credit cards.

Please see the Terms and Conditions for more information here

Q. If I’m successful, how will I get my Cow home?

All Cows must be collected or delivered by Friday 8 October 2021.

If you would like to collect your cow    , you can do so on Monday 27 September and Thursday 30 September – please email us at auction@cowsaboutcambridge.co.uk to book a time slot. Other dates are available on application.

You can arrange delivery via our shipping partner Rush Removals. The team will be available on the night to confirm delivery costs and take bookings.

Cambridge Sculpture Delivery Fees (inc Vat):

Postcodes CB1/2/3/4/5: £90.00

Postcodes CB6/7/8/9/10/11/21/22/23/24/25: £110.00

Postcodes PE/SG/CM/CO/IP/NR: From £150.00 price on application depending on postcode

Other national or international deliveries on application

Q. Is my successful bid gift aid-able?

No.

Q. Which charity will benefit from the auction proceeds?

Proceeds from the Cows about Cambridge auction will go to Break, a charity working with children and young people on the edge of care, in care and leaving care.

Q.Can I buy a blank Cow sculpture?

Blank Cow sculptures, both large and small, are not currently available to buy. This is to protect the value of the Cow sculptures that will be auctioned to help raise funds for Break.

Q. Are any Cows not included in the auction?

Moosha P Cambridge, Sabeesha the Mystic Moo and Trash Art Moo and Mini Moo created as part of the Heard by the Herd Cow-munity Project will be returned to the groups that created them as a legacy of the event.

Entwining of Two Worlds has found a forever home with the Merritt family, whose son Jack inspired the design.

The mini moos created by Cambridge’s young people will not be auctioned and will be returned to the schools and groups that created them, as a legacy of the summer the Cows took over Cambridge.

Cows about Cambridge 2021

Cows about Cambridge 2021