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Tuesday, 11 September 2018 00:00

GoGoHares Going Going Gone!

The sun shone and Norwich was alive with trail maps and people following their app to find the GoGoHare sculptures around Norfolk for eleven weeks.

With 50 hare sculptures in the city and 18 in the county the feedback has been that many people have loved the variety of art styles, and had great family time ticking off the sculptures, whilst enjoying fresh air and visiting places for the first time. 

Norfolk children’s charity Break in partnership with Wild in Art have organised the GoGoHares sculpture trail bringing fun, education and creativity to Norfolk throughout the summer of 2018.  There have also been 164 leverets around the county as part of the learning programme called GoGoCreate.

North Norfolk has become the full-time home of two of the fabulous GoGoHares who have taken the region by storm.

A Hare Through the Seasons, who has proven to be a star attraction at the sensory garden in Holt Country Park, is to be joined as a permanent North Norfolk resident by Lepus, who has been wowing residents and visitors in North Walsham over the summer.

North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) originally agreed to buy A Hare Through the Seasons and to sponsor Lepus. But following widespread support for Lepus, the council will now be purchasing both hares outright so they can continue as attractions in their respective locations and act as permanent advertisements of the great work of Break, which is the charity behind the GoGoHare.

It means Lepus will now not be moved following the forthcoming GoGoHares public auction.  

Norwich, Swaffham and Diss opticians Dipple & Conway are urging the county’s business community to show their creativity this summer in aid of high-profile children’s charity, Break.

Dipple and Conway are long-term supporters of Break, having raised £15,000 over the past 12 years. Break provides residential and short break facilities for children and young people with special needs.

The directors enlisted the help of two clients, identical twins Elizabeth Wilkinson and Jane Woolston, to help launch awareness of one the Norfolk’s most colourful summer fundraising spectacles – the Grand Norwich Duck Race 2018.

It was “Cheers!” 14,500 times over when representatives of children’s charity Break dropped in at Norfolk opticians Dipple & Conway.

Norwich’s Fat Cat Brewery brewed a special commemorative beer for a unique glasses-meets-glasses initiative to celebrate the centenary of Dipple & Conway’s independent practice.

Long-time supporters of Break, Dipple & Conway promised to donate 10p for every pint sold in the initial three-month run of Cat’s Eyes ale, brewed just in time for last year’s Norwich Beer Festival. And the tipple proved so popular with Norfolk’s real ale drinkers that the family firm found themselves pulling a cheque for £1,450.

Monday, 26 September 2016 00:00

Norfolk Opticians' Centenary Toast Brew

The latest ale from Norfolk’s award-winning Fat Cat Brewery, has been produced to celebrate the centenary of independent family opticians, Dipple & Conway. And with Dipple & Conway pledging to donate 10p for every locally-sold pint to Break, the charity’s patron – TV broadcaster Jake Humphrey – was happy to help with the launch. 

As a real ale enthusiast – “as every man from Norfolk should be” – Jake said helping with Cat’s Eyes was a particular pleasure. This is a win-win for everyone. Break makes some money, real ale drinkers get a real treat...and when their eyes glaze over, Dipple & Conway can help them out,” quipped Jake. 

Wednesday, 01 June 2016 00:00

GoGoHares

‘There were gorillas, there were dragons’ and now ‘Hare is the next sculpture!’

The team at Break, led by Martin Green, have again teamed up with Wild in Art and can at last, announce that the sculpture that will be on the streets of Norwich from June to September 2018 will indeed by the Hare.  2018 has been chosen as it is Break’s 50th anniversary and will help the Charity celebrate its work with vulnerable children, young people and families since 1968.

Monday, 23 March 2015 00:00

GoGoDragons!

Following the success of GoGoGorillas! in 2013, Break Charity is firing up our City centre with a blaze of dragons, this summer, bringing visitors to Norwich, embracing creativity and ultimately raising funds with an auction at the end of the event.

GoGoDragons! is a Wild in Art event brought to Norwich by Break Charity, the  presenting partner Norwich BID, together with supporting partners Almary Green and Aspiration Europe.  Each of the 80 plus large dragon sculptures is sponsored by a local business, trust or group.  Seven sculptures are Heritage related dragons, painted and designed by artists and community groups.  The GoGoDragons! trail starts on 21st June and ends on 5th September 2015.