Rally Estonia, Cronimet to auction off metal sculpture in support of Ukrainian refugees

  • 2022-07-12
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - World Rally Championship (WRC) pilots taking part in Rally Estonia will sign a metal sculpture commissioned by Cronimet, a major sponsor of the rally, on the opening day of the event, and the sculpture will be auctioned off with the revenue to be donated to support refugee children from Ukraine.

"This is a unique piece and a unique support action by the international rally community for the benefit of Ukrainian war refugees," WRC Rally Estonia commercial director Tarmo Hobe said. "I believe that rally fans will appreciate this opportunity and that there will be great interest in the auction."

Bids are accepted on the auction platform Osta.ee at https://bit.ly/3nSZbdV from July 11 to 20.

The piece by sculptor Kalle Pruuden is two meters high and made from scrap metal and was commissioned by Rally Estonia major sponsor Cronimet, a circular economy company specializing in the collection, processing and resale of scrap metal for recycling. The enterprise pointed out that instead of the regular practice of sending scrap metal in for melting, it can also be turned into a piece of art.

Cronimet is a major sponsor of Rally Estonia for the third consecutive year. The seventh stage of the 50th WRC jubilee season will take place on the roads of the Tartu, Otepaa, Elva, Kanepi, Kambja, Peipsiaare and Mustvee rural municipalities from July 14 to 17.

The start and finish podium of the rally will be located on the Town Hall Square in central Tartu where, in addition to various entertainment events, spectators will also be able to see the metal scrap sculpture on display.

Cronimet and Rally Estonia are the founding members of the Rohetiiger (Green Tiger) environmental initiative, the purpose of which is to develop a new sustainable economic model for Estonia.