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GoGoHares go under the hammer

PUBLISHED: 21:55 11 October 2018 | UPDATED: 16:43 12 October 2018

Patron Jake Humphrey speaks at the Break charity's GoGoHares auction. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Patron Jake Humphrey speaks at the Break charity's GoGoHares auction. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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More than £400,000 was raised for charity Break on Thursday night as all 50 of the GoGoHares which have been seen around the county this summer went under the hammer.

Supporters of Break dug deep to put in their bids for the sculptures, which have delighted children and adults alike with their incredible art work.

The highest bidder was Simon Franklin, owner of Shred Station, who brought the Heptahare for £21,500.

The hare - which was sponsored by Dolphin Autos and was unveiled at an event at Norwich Cathedral - is covered with 50 pence pieces and its name is a reference to the seven sides of a 50p coin.

Mr Franklin said: “Since my little girl was born she’s collected 50ps, or I’ve collected 50ps for her, and as she’s now four and one was covered in 50ps and she loved it so I thought why not, I’ll buy it for her.”

Patron Jake Humphrey with his daughter, Florence, and Osc-Hare, at the Break charity's GoGoHares auction. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYPatron Jake Humphrey with his daughter, Florence, and Osc-Hare, at the Break charity's GoGoHares auction. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Mr Franklin said the sculpture will go in his garden and said Break has always been “in his heart”.

Helen Vinsen, from Break, said the atmosphere at the auction was “amazing” and “electric”.

Break patron, TV presenter Jake Humphrey, said before the auction: “It’s always hard to know how much we’re going to raise on the night, in previous years we’re talking about hundreds of thousands of pounds and for a charity the size of Break it’s the most important night of the year for us and it has a real impact.

“This sort of money will help change the lives of tens of thousands of young people we work with, vulnerable young people, right across Norfolk and gives us the opportunity to reach more people than ever before and to motivate everyone at the charity.”

BT Sport presenter Jake Humphrey. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYBT Sport presenter Jake Humphrey. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Jake Humphrey's daughter Florence enjoys swinging round Osc-Hare at the Break charity's GoGoHares auction. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYJake Humphrey's daughter Florence enjoys swinging round Osc-Hare at the Break charity's GoGoHares auction. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Hilary Richards, chief executive, speaks at the Break charity's GoGoHares auction. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYHilary Richards, chief executive, speaks at the Break charity's GoGoHares auction. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Some of the audience at the Break charity's GoGoHares auction. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYSome of the audience at the Break charity's GoGoHares auction. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Heptahare watches over the Break charity's GoGoHares auction. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYHeptahare watches over the Break charity's GoGoHares auction. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Bidders raise their paddles at the start of the Break charity's GoGoHares auction. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYBidders raise their paddles at the start of the Break charity's GoGoHares auction. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Bidders raise their paddles at the start of the Break charity's GoGoHares auction. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYBidders raise their paddles at the start of the Break charity's GoGoHares auction. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Bidders raise their paddles at the start of the Break charity's GoGoHares auction. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYBidders raise their paddles at the start of the Break charity's GoGoHares auction. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Bidders raise their paddles at the start of the Break charity's GoGoHares auction. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYBidders raise their paddles at the start of the Break charity's GoGoHares auction. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Auctioneers, Elizabeth Talbot and Mike Sarson of TW Gaze, at the Break charity's GoGoHares auction. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYAuctioneers, Elizabeth Talbot and Mike Sarson of TW Gaze, at the Break charity's GoGoHares auction. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Auctioneers, Elizabeth Talbot and Mike Sarson of TW Gaze, at the Break charity's GoGoHares auction. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYAuctioneers, Elizabeth Talbot and Mike Sarson of TW Gaze, at the Break charity's GoGoHares auction. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

at the Break charity's GoGoHares auction. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYat the Break charity's GoGoHares auction. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Auctioneer Elizabeth Talbot of TW Gaze, with Marching Hare, at the Break charity's GoGoHares auction. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYAuctioneer Elizabeth Talbot of TW Gaze, with Marching Hare, at the Break charity's GoGoHares auction. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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