The Big Hop Trail

We are delighted to be supporting The Big Hop Trail, a public art event taking place across the north-east, Orkney and Shetland from July to September 2023 this year. Forty hare sculptures will be designed and created by some of the country’s most talented artists for a world-class, free art trail across communities where Clan Cancer Support has a presence.

We’re so hoppy to be working with Louise Kirby, a Scottish designer who creates positive and meaningful designs with colourful and playful patterns. We’ll introduce you to her soon (keep an eye on our Facebook page!) and we’ll find out a wee bit about her and what inspires her. We can’t wait to see the final design!

Discover the Symbolic Journey of Clan’s 40th Anniversary

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. The event’s hare sculpture has been chosen because it is an indigenous animal found in all parts of Clan’s geography. Much like those going through a cancer journey, hares have to navigate rough and difficult terrain in order to survive. They also have incredible hearing, symbolising Clan’s lifeline listening and support service and the importance of being heard.

At the end of the trail, the hares will be auctioned off to raise significant funds for Clan to help the charity reach and support more people who have been affected by a cancer diagnosis.

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The Big Hop Trail - rabbits sculptures.