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Q&A with Martin Green - Let’s welcome Chrome Hare to Cromer!

PUBLISHED: 17:32 17 May 2018 | UPDATED: 17:36 17 May 2018

Chrome Hare at North Lodge Park, Cromer. Picture: BREAK/MARTIN GREEN

Chrome Hare at North Lodge Park, Cromer. Picture: BREAK/MARTIN GREEN

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It’s official - Chrome-Hare is coming to Cromer.

Chrome Hare in Norwich. Picture: BREAK/MARTIN GREENChrome Hare in Norwich. Picture: BREAK/MARTIN GREEN

The shiny sculpture is part of this year’s GoGoHares! art trail in support of the charity Break and will go on show at North Lodge Park from June 24 to September 8. .

We asked Cromer resident Martin Green, GoGoHares! Break charity fundraising manager, a couple of questions about the shiny ‘moongazer’, and what it will mean for the town.

Why was North Lodge Park chosen as the location, and not, say, the pier?

It was a really tough choice to choose a location for Chrome Hare as there are so many beautiful parts of Cromer. Chrome Hare in nature will reflect its surroundings. North Lodge Park lends itself as the perfect location, with its beautiful flower beds, walks, quaint little pond and café.

Chrome Hare at North Lodge Park, Cromer. Picture: BREAK/MARTIN GREENChrome Hare at North Lodge Park, Cromer. Picture: BREAK/MARTIN GREEN

People will be able to walk through the town to get to it, so this will help the local economy as well by showcasing the local shops and history we have in the town.

We did not want people to just come to Cromer, get the photo and go. We want them to explore parts of the town they may not know.

For us it was perfect.

Why is this something the people of Cromer should get behind?

Chrome Hare in Norwich. Picture: BREAK/MARTIN GREENChrome Hare in Norwich. Picture: BREAK/MARTIN GREEN

Break is a Norfolk based children’s charity that started in North Norfolk in 1968, therefore celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2018.

Break supports some of the most vulnerable children, young people and families in the region. We believe that Norfolk should be proud of the work that Break is doing and the events they put on to support their work.

After the previous two trails in Norwich in 2013 and 2015 we wanted to do something different, hence we extended the trail to Norfolk.

There will also be 164 baby hares called Leveret’s that have engaged schools and young people’s organisations, many in North Norfolk.

Chrome Hare in Norwich. Picture: BREAK/MARTIN GREENChrome Hare in Norwich. Picture: BREAK/MARTIN GREEN

So there will be 68 large hares to form the GoGoHares trail this summer.

Fifty hares will be located in the city of Norwich, aiming to attract over 500,000 seeking out each hare.

Then we hope everyone will also visit the 18 county placed around Norfolk, one being Chrome Hare in Cromer!

Why is Chrome Hare special?

Having lived in Cromer all my life, and having project managed the previous two trails, I wanted the trail to extend to the county. Chrome Hare was earmarked for Cromer! - If you say it quick you’ll see why ;) - Also Chrome Hare is one of only two designs that will be turned into a figurine that people can buy. So Chrome Hare will be reproduced in mini form!

As a charity, we are committed to bringing Chrome Hare to Cromer as part of GoGoHares 2018 summer art trail, but we do need support from the businesses and people of Cromer, some have been amazing already but we have a little way to go to get to the fundraised target, you can support the trail, support Break and support Cromer us by visiting: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/GoGoCountyHare Note: Please search for “Cromer” as we are also crowdfunding for Aylsham and Harleston.

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