Only ten hare sculptures available for sponsorship ahead of 2023 art trail 

Clan Cancer Support has announced Hellmann Worldwide Logistics as headline sponsor for its art trail in 2023, with only six weeks to go for the final ten sculptures to be claimed by local businesses. 

The leading north-east cancer charity, in partnership with Wild in Art, will exhibit 40 spectacular hare sculptures across the north-east, Moray, Shetland and Orkney next year in The Big Hop Trail.  

Businesses across Clan’s geography have already sponsored 30 of the sculptures for the project which follows the Light the North Trail, which raised £325,000 for the charity in 2021.  

Hellmann has secured one of two available headline sponsor opportunities for the project, entitling the worldwide logistics company to two six-foot hare sculptures in the main trail and two mini hare sculptures to be decorated by local schools.  

Hellmann will further support the project by storing the forty hare installations at its Dyce headquarters before they are put on public display from July to September next year.  

“As cancer sadly becomes more prevalent – we will all be touched by it directly or indirectly which is why at Hellmann Worldwide Logistics we stand alongside Clan in the support they provide to those impacted by the illness. 

It is our privilege to be a headline sponsor of this fantastic trail which helps raise much needed awareness and funds.” 

Sculpture sponsors from the 2021 trail including DC Thomson, The Good Sleep Co, Cable Solutions, Colin Lawson, Oldmeldrum Town Centre Regeneration Group, North Star Shipping and Aberdeen Performing Arts have signed up again to secure a bespoke sculpture to be featured on the trail from July to September next year.  

Phil Anderson Financial Services has also signed up to be the official T-shirt sponsor for the project which marks Clan’s 40th anniversary.  

Local artists will work on the hares to create unique designs and identities for each sculpture with the artwork sold at auction at the end of the project, funding vital support services provided by Clan Cancer Support.  

Businesses have until the end of December to secure the remaining 10 sculptures before the artist selection process begins.  

Teresa Bremner, Clan’s sculpture trail project manager, said: “There’s been a lot of excitement and interest since we launched The Big Hop Trail earlier this year and we’re delighted to see so many sponsors – old and new – sign up for their own sculpture to be featured.  

“The Big Hop Trail is a much-anticipated event which will allow the public to freely access culture while celebrating and exploring our beautiful region, making it a unique and very creative sponsorship opportunity for businesses to engage with the local community.   

“We’re incredibly grateful to everyone who has sponsored a hare so far. There are now only ten very special sculptures available, and we’d encourage anyone interested to contact us to find out how they can be part of this legacy and help Clan to support people affected by cancer.”  

For more information about the trail and to find out about sponsorship opportunities please email: thebighop@clancancersupport.org  

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