We are excited to announce that Stagecoach South, local bus service company, have hopped on board with the Hares of Hampshire public art trail to sponsor a Hare for the event as well as kindly donating a Leveret to a Hampshire School as part of the HOH Learning Program.
Based in Chichester, with local depots in Aldershot, Andover, Basingstoke, Chichester, Guildford, Portsmouth, Winchester and Worthing, Stagecoach run safe, reliable, clean, punctual and comfortable local bus services across Hampshire, Surrey and Sussex.
The Stagecoach Hare will be displayed on the public art trail which will see 30 Giant Hare Sculpures bound across Hampshire in the Summer of 2022. For ten 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 county has to offer – while positively contributing to the economic, cultural and social life of the area.
The additional leveret sculpture which they have kindly donated to a local Hampshire School as part of the county-wide Learning Programme for children and young people. After being designed at decorated the smaller Hare sculpture will be displayed alongside contemporay artists and high-profile exhibits in museums, libraries, gallereies and leisure venues in Winchester and Southampton.
“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 will 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.
Having Leverett 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.” – Stacey Churton Stagecoach
Our vision is for a greener, smarter, healthier and fairer country.
Greener: helping people lead more sustainable lives
Smarter; harnessing technology to Smarter: Harnessing new technology to make travel simpler and easier for our customers
Safer: Protecting the safety of customers, communities and colleagues
Healthier: Improving the health and wellbeing of the country through our public transport services Fairer: Improving equality of access to our public transport services.
“Stagecoach South have chosen to support Hares of Hampshire, as we want to make positive contributions to the communities we serve. We want to be a force for good in the local community by transporting key workers, creating social inclusion, preventing loneliness allowing local people and communities to thrive.”