Make Moolissa a Farnborough Icon

It’s not very often a plastic cow is described as an iconic work of art… but Moolissa really is an exception.

Our design students were given the honour of being asked to create a design for a life sized resin model as part of CowParade phenomenon currently taking place.

Individuals and companies are sponsoring cows which they are decorating to raise money by auctioning them off for the Surrey Hills Trust Fund and their own individually nominated charities. The college’s nominated charity is Oakleaf, which supports people with severe mental health conditions.

The public can see various bovine interpretations right across the area. Moolissa is currently on display at The Friary shopping centre in Guildford – one of the main sponsors of the event.

At the end of August, she will later be herded back to the Surrey County Show for judging before being sent for auction with her contemporaries on September 3.

Visit our crowdfunding page to help bring Moolissa home.

Our students were approached by local businessman Thomas Duncan Bell to come up with some innovative ideas. Graphic Design Diploma student Shannon Morris, aged 17, of Camberley was chosen as the winner before she and her colleagues painstakingly applied her design.

Moolissa has been a labour of love. So much so, our students are reluctant to see her go to new owners when it comes to selling her off.

Students and staff at the college would love Moolissa to be standing proud to greet visitors arriving at their new Enterprise Centre Farnborough Building – due to open this September.

Head of Media and Creative Arts Lawrence Magee said: “Our students became really emotionally attached to Moolissa during her creation. It would be so thrilling if we could raise enough money to bring her back to her spiritual home at the college.

All funds raised will be donated to our nominated charity Oakleaf which supports people with severe mental health conditions and the Surrey Hills Trust Fund – the main organiser of the CowParade event.

“We are starting a JustGiving page in the hopes of raising enough money to buy her back. She could become a Farnborough icon who will be on display for everyone to enjoy.

“We will be running an appeal within the college to encourage donations and it would be wonderful if local people and organisations can also help. We estimate she may sell for around £5,000 but if we don’t raise enough to buy her back, all funds raised will be going to great causes.

If you would like to see Moolissa return to the college, please donate to our Justgiving page.

Moolissa’s nominated charity is Oakleaf – an organisation supporting people with severe mental health conditions. Thomas Duncan Bell is also a Mental Health Ambassador for Oakleaf.

If you’re interested in knowing more or following the cow trail, get the ‘CowParade’ app or visit www.cowparadesurreyhills.com.


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