Cirencester's hare trail gets underway

40 hares which are 5ft tall, and over 30 life-sized hares will be on display in Cirencester over the next few months.

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Cirencester's answer to the Gromit Trail got underway today.

Local artists, school children and celebrities have decorated 40 giant hares.

They'll be on display all over the town throughout the summer, before being auctioned off to raise money for Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust.

Hares have been linked with Cirencester since an image of one was found on a Roman mosaic in the town.

Cirencester's hare trail gets underway

Former Changing Rooms star Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen unveils his decorated hare with festival organiser Florence Bettlestone. Credit: ITV News West Country

Cirencester's answer to the Gromit Trail got underway today.

A sculpture trail of 40 hares which are 5ft tall, and over 30 life-sized hares will be on display over the next few months.

The hares are individually sponsored by local businesses, community groups and schools and are creatively decorated by local artists, celebrities or school children.

In October the hares will all be auctioned. The proceeds will be used to help raise the £50,000 needed by Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust to begin to develop the Green Hare Churn Walkway around the River Churn in Cirencester.

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's hare. Credit: ITV News West Country

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