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Hare Today Gone Tomorrow - Norfolk prepares to say goodbye to the GoGo Hares

PUBLISHED: 13:33 05 October 2018 | UPDATED: 09:19 06 October 2018

The hares will be be all together at The Forum Norwich. Picture: Mark Ivan Benfield

The hares will be be all together at The Forum Norwich. Picture: Mark Ivan Benfield

Mark Ivan Benfield

Your last chance to say farewell to the popular GoGoHares has arrived!

Youngsters from 17th Norwich Scouts volunteered to help clean the GoGo Hares around the City. Picture: Nick ButcherYoungsters from 17th Norwich Scouts volunteered to help clean the GoGo Hares around the City. Picture: Nick Butcher

In a final farewell all the hares from across Norfolk will be hopping down to The Forum, Norwich, before they are auctioned off for charity.

But before they get there the final countdown starts with projections of every hare on Norwich Castle by Norwich BID every night at 8pm.

The hare sculpture trail, created by Break charity in partnership with Wild in Art, has been a popular activity throughout the summer, and comes in the charities 50th year.

From Sunday, October 7 until Wednesday, October 10 The Forum will host Hare Today Gone Tomorrow. The ticketed event will see all the hares come together in one location.

Izabella Houston-Carter was one of the first people to complete the GoGo Hares sticker book. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018Izabella Houston-Carter was one of the first people to complete the GoGo Hares sticker book. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

Martin Green, project manager, said: “The event has grown year on year and we are hopeful of a big turn out.

“The Sunday is proving the most popular so far and we have many of the artists around during the event to sign postcards and official guides too.”

On Thursday, October 11 the 50 hares will be sold at auction at TW Gaze by celebrity Flog It auctioneer Elizabeth Talbot and Mike Sarson.

The money raised by the GoGoHares trail will help fund the work carried out by Break’s Moving on Team, supporting vulnerable young people to live independently after leaving the care system.

Youngsters Katie Labon, Millie Labon, Chloe Durrant, Evie Durrant and Bella Fleckney with one of the GoGo Hares at the Norwich Castle Rabbit's Friends and Relations event. Picture: Nick ButcherYoungsters Katie Labon, Millie Labon, Chloe Durrant, Evie Durrant and Bella Fleckney with one of the GoGo Hares at the Norwich Castle Rabbit's Friends and Relations event. Picture: Nick Butcher

The Moving on team guide, and support young care leavers when they leave the formal care system at just 18.

This could be the simple things we take for granted like teaching young people to cook, pay bills, live independently and continue in education or training.

The Box Office opens on Saturday, October 6 in the afternoon at The Forum and is open everyday of the exhibition, or bookings can be made online via the VisitNorwich.

For more information go to www.gogohares.co.uk.

GoGo Hare Stickers

Hare Today Gone Tomorrow will be the last opportunity for collectors to get their hands on the hare’s sticker packs.

There will be sticker packs and albums on offer at lower prices. Albums are £4, saving £1, and sticker packs are £1 each or buy five packs and get one free, saving £1.

A special sticker swap shop will be hosted every day at an EDP gazebo with goody bags.

The EDP is running a competition to win tickets for a special opportunity to be amongst the last people to see all the hares together.

The times that stickers will be sold are;

•Sunday, October 7- 9am to 6pm

•Monday, October 8 - 9am to 6pm

•Tuesday, October 9 - 10am to 6pm

•Wednesday, October 10 - 10am to 6.30pm with competition winners announced in the marquee from 5pm - 6.30pm

The event is open from;

• Sunday, October 7, 9am - 6pm

• Monday, October 8, 10am - 5.30pm

• Tuesday, October 9, 10am - 5.30pm

• Wednesday, October 10, 10am - 5.30pm

•Special session for autistic visitors Thursday, October 11, 9am - 10am

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