THE herd of Hampshire Hogs will be flogged all in aid of charity.

The hogs, which have been in Basingstoke for the past two months will be sold at auction on October 21 to raise money for various charities.

Felicity Edwards from Destination Basingstoke, said: "Now that the trail is over, it is a chance for anyone to give a good home to one of our beautiful Hogs, now you can own an unusual work of art and make a contribution to an important charity.

"Our Hogs are house trained and are happy to stand quietly in any corner and be admired by all for years to come!"

The auction will raise funds for local and national charities chosen by the sponsor of each individual hog.

The auction is being run by Andrew Smith and Son, on behalf of Destination Basingstoke.

Catherine Hockley, from Andrew Smith and Son, added: "We are delighted to support the auction, these are unique works of art and we are really looking forward to seeing them raise lots of funds for charity.”

The full auction catalogue is available online and can be found by visiting the Hampshire Hogs website.

Festival Place director Neil Churchill said it was "fantastic" to see the hogs around Basingstoke.

He said: "We are delighted to host the auction of the hogs, which will provide much-need support to charities that have been hit hard by the pandemic.”

The auction will take place in Festival Place in the unit next to Skechers on the Upper Mall.

Doors will open for registration and preview from 5.30pm.

In addition, members of the public and prospective buyers can view the Hogs on Tuesday, October 19 from 10am to 7pm.