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Stagecoach Supports Hares of Hampshire

27 Jan 2022

Stagecoach South is proud to support the Murray Parish Trust Hares of Hampshire art trail this summer.

The Murray Parish Trust, founded in 2014, is dedicated to supporting Hares of Hampshire Art Trail paediatric emergency medicine across the South of England. The Trust ensures children who need emergency trauma treatment can receive this as close to home as possible. Since the trust began they have helped raise almost £5 million, in partnership with Southampton Hospital.

The Hares of Hampshire art trail will cover parks, pathways and public spaces in both Winchester and Southampton. Local companies are taking part, by sponsoring a Hare to feature in the trail, along with local artists who will design unique artwork for each sculpture.

Stagecoach South are supporting the trail by sponsoring both a Hare and a Leveret which will be donated to local school Henry Beaufort as part of the Hares of Hampshire Educational programme.

Marketing Manager for Stagecoach South, Stacey Churton said:

“Stagecoach is proud to support the Hares of Hampshire. We want to work within our communities in supporting local charities, and the Murray Parish Trust is such a worthy cause. Many of our customers and employees live and work in the area and may need the services in Southampton Childrens Hospital. By sponsoring a Hare we’re hoping to play an important role in helping the Trust reach its goal, and increase awareness.

Having a Leveret to donate to a local school also forms an important part of the sponsorship for us. The Learning Programme touches on some very important topics and we are particularly keen on promoting green travel, supporting environmental issues and forming habits which help towards us all living a more sustainable lifestyle.” 

The trail will last for 10 weeks starting on the 16th of June before coming to a close on Thursday 25th August. The Hares will then be auctioned off to raise funds for the Murray Parish Trust in September. More details on the trail to be released shortly.

You can find out more on the Hares of Hampshire here