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‘We spent all summer looking for them’ - GoGoHares superfan four-year-old Taylor takes last look at final farewell

PUBLISHED: 12:24 07 October 2018 | UPDATED: 12:25 07 October 2018

Laura and Tom Pearce with children Evalie and Taylor at the 'Meet the GoGoHares' event at the Forum. 
Picture: Nick Butcher

Laura and Tom Pearce with children Evalie and Taylor at the 'Meet the GoGoHares' event at the Forum. Picture: Nick Butcher

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Families flocked to Norwich city centre today to bid a final farewell to the 50 GoGoHares which have stood proud across the county all summer.

Children posed with the beautifully decorated hares as parents snapped last minute photos before the hares are whisked off to go under the hammer for charity Break on October 11.

Hares superfan Taylor Pearce, four, not only managed to see all 50 hares. Along with little sister Evalie, two, and parents Laura and Tom, the youngsters also spotted all 164 leverets around Norwich.

Mrs Pearce, from Norwich, said: “We spent all summer looking for them. For Taylor it’s helped him with numeracy and literacy too, looking at the names and numbers, and looking where they are. It got us to places we’d never been before.”

Taylor said his favourite hare was Hare LeQuin, who was found near Norwich Puppet Theatre. He said: “I like it because I like it’s bowtie.”

The general public enjoying the 'Meet the GoGoHares' event at the Forum. 
Picture: Nick ButcherThe general public enjoying the 'Meet the GoGoHares' event at the Forum. Picture: Nick Butcher

Bella and Matilda Collier, from Hethersett, also enjoyed the trail. Five-year-old Bella liked the ChocoHare while two-year-old Matilda’s favourite was the Narni-Hare.

Their mum, Emma, said: “It’s been fantastic, it was a lovely family project for the summer. It’s been loads of walking which is great, and they’re great pieces of art.”

Bertie Woodward, four, said his favourite was the TigeHare and he even had an impressive roar in tribute to his favourite statue.

Bertie said the hares were “very, very, very good”.

The general public enjoying the 'Meet the GoGoHares' event at the Forum. 
Picture: Nick ButcherThe general public enjoying the 'Meet the GoGoHares' event at the Forum. Picture: Nick Butcher

Bertie’s mum Toni Strugeon said the family, including dad Richard Woodward, had been collecting the stickers.

She said: “It’s been excellent and it’s encouraged us to see different areas across the county.”

All the Hares will stay together outside The Forum until October 10, giving fans a final chance to spot their favourite at the ticketed event.

Michael Rooney, chairman of the GoGoHares management committee at Break, said: “We’ve not done this before so we were a bit nervous about queuing but it’s gone really well. Some people are here to see them all in one place, for other they have maybe not seen them all in the county.

“People have loved it and one comment I’ve had was ‘this is a fantastic idea and this is a perfect end to a lovely summer trail’.”

Bella and Matilda Collier enjoying the' Meet the GoGoHares' event at the Forum. 
Picture: Nick ButcherBella and Matilda Collier enjoying the' Meet the GoGoHares' event at the Forum. Picture: Nick Butcher

A meet the GoGoHares event was held at the Forum. 
Picture: Nick ButcherA meet the GoGoHares event was held at the Forum. Picture: Nick Butcher

Bertie Woodward with his dad Richard enjoying the' Meet the GoGoHares' event at the Forum. 
Picture: Nick ButcherBertie Woodward with his dad Richard enjoying the' Meet the GoGoHares' event at the Forum. Picture: Nick Butcher

A meet the GoGoHares event was held at the Forum. 
Picture: Nick ButcherA meet the GoGoHares event was held at the Forum. Picture: Nick Butcher

The general public enjoying the 'Meet the GoGoHares' event at the Forum. 
Picture: Nick ButcherThe general public enjoying the 'Meet the GoGoHares' event at the Forum. Picture: Nick Butcher

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