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Community / Bargain Hunt auctioneer to put hares under the hammer for CLAN

Bargain Hunt expert Charles Hanson. Photo: CLAN

A FAMILIAR face on Bargain Hunt is going to help auction off the giant hare sculptures – one of which is currently in Lerwick – for charity.

The six-foot hares have been dotted around the north of Scotland since the end of June as part of the Big Hop Trail.

Hare sculpture springs up at the pier

Now Bargain Hunt auctioneer Charles Hanson is going to help raise money for charity when they go under the hammer.

All the money from the auction sale of the sculptures on 18 September will go to CLAN Cancer Support.

Bidding will start at £3,000 for each item – there are 40 large and five small in total.

Hanson said: “I am delighted to be involved in The Big Hop Trail.

“With more of us affected by cancer, and living with it for longer, the project is a great way to enable people to make a difference to the lives of those impacted.

“I look forward to my visit to Aberdeen in September and hope that along with the individuals and businesses from the communities involved in the trail, we can raise a huge amount for Clan Cancer Support to allow the charity to continue delivering its lifeline services.”

The hares will remain on display until 3 September and then they will be moved to Aberdeen.

All sculptures can be viewed together at the Aberdeen Music Hall on 16 and 17 September before they are auctioned off.

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