The Big Hop 2023
The trail coincides with Clan’s 40th anniversary, with the 40 hares being the focal point to celebrate the charity’s commitment to supporting people affected by cancer.
Similar events have inspired all generations to take part and have genuine value – socially, culturally and economically. The trails introduce new businesses to the arts, injecting additional monies into the creative sector and developing new audiences to enjoy and explore the north-east’s unique qualities and cultural offer.
Start your trail journey early by downloading our digital map! Plan your route before our trail officially begins to get a head start on discovering our hare sculptures.
Printed maps will be available from various locations including all Clan Cancer Support centres and shops. A full list of map locations will be revealed soon.Download our map here
The Big Hop is for everybody! Whether you are a business interested in sponsoring a sculpture, an artist who wants to design and paint one, or a school or community group who would love to adopt a leveret as part of our learning programme, there are many opportunities to join the drove.
“ “It was great to be involved with Clan’s original ‘Light the North’ trail, there was such a buzz about it all. It was also so good to be able to attend the finale auction to buy back the sculpture we had sponsored, as it was one of the first in-person events I had attended post-covid. I am delighted to show my support once again and be the first official sponsor for The Big Hop Trail.” Scott Birnie, The Good Sleep Company.
Your donations create real change
With more than 20,000 people living with cancer across the region and people living longer with cancer, our support is now more vital than ever. We rely on donations to fund our £2.6 million annual running costs, making initiatives like The Big Hop Trail incredibly important in ensuring we continue to provide lifeline services to people affected by a cancer diagnosis.Donate
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