On Thursday the 11th October a grand auction was held at The Forum in Norwich to sell the 50 magnificent GoGoHares to their forever home, following their summer sculpture trail. The hares went under the hammer at the glitzy event hosted by celebrity auctioneer Elizabeth Talbot and Mike Sarson, and also featured a reception with Jake Humphrey, Patron of Break and live entertainment by Alison Sparrow. The event was a huge success and a great night was had by the Cooks contingent who attended.
Raising an incredible £409,600 for Norfolk children’s charity Break, the total will be added to that already generated by the popular sticker books, app and events that ran alongside the city and county sculpture trails.
The hare raising the most money, was Heptahare who sold for an astonishing £21,000! Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Break, Heptahare was covered in 50 pence pieces and was on display in Chapelfild Mall throughout the trail. Also selling for £21,000 was a ‘blank’ hare – to be painted by the artist of the buyer’s choosing.
Hare-Rae Busta, painted by Alex Egan, that we sponsored, was sold for a brilliant £5,800! We hope Hare-Rae enjoys her new lodgings, we were proud to sponsor such a beautiful hare and hope the new owners enjoy her as much as we did!
See the full list of sales on Break’s blog here. GoGoHares 2018 is presented by Break charity in partnership with Wild in Art. Find out more at www.gogohares.co.uk or visit the GoGoHares Twitter, Instagram or Facebook!