BUSINESSES are being invited lend their support as sponsors to the Hares of Hampshire art trail to raise money for Southampton Children’s Hospital.

Hares of Hampshire offers an opportunity to promote your business and drive customers to your door, while supporting the Murray Parish Trust as it raises funds.

Back in 2009 Sarah Parish and James Murray lost their first daughter Ella-Jayne to a congenital heart defect. It was an incredibly distressing, life changing time for them, and when they finally recovered from the horror of it all they felt an overpowering need to help the people who had given them the short time they’d had with Ella-Jayne.

In 2014, Sarah and Jim founded the Murray Parish Trust which is dedicated to the advancement of paediatric emergency medicine across the South of England. The charity ensures that children affected by major trauma can receive the best emergency care as close to home as possible.

The trust invites you to a spectacular public art event that will bound across the great cities of Winchester and Southampton in the summer of 2022, brought to you by the Murray Parish Trust and Wild In Art.

Hares of Hampshire aims to energise community spirits and revitalise city centres. For 10 weeks, Winchester and Southampton streets, parks and public spaces will be brought to life with an exhibition of magnificent Hares.

Each giant sculpture will be individually designed and beautifully created, showcasing the wealth of artistic talent the South of England has to offer - while positively contributing to the economic, cultural and social life of the area.

This will be the biggest art event that Winchester and Southampton have ever seen, creating a free, fun, family-friendly trail of discovery for everyone to enjoy whilst exploring our great cities. This is an exclusive opportunity for businesses, schools, artists, locals and visitors to be inspired, get creative and celebrate the history and culture of Hampshire whilst supporting Southampton Children’s Hospital.

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