Haslemere is a small Market Town in the United Kingdom on the borders of Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire, roughly half way between London and Portsmouth.
Haslemere Hounds 2019, is the successor to Haslemere Hares, the highly successful Community Arts project that took place in the summer of 2018, and Haslemere Hogs in 2017.
Although NOT specifically intended as a 'Fundraising excercise', more than £85,000 has been raised so far for a variety of Local and National good causes.
Our previous websites www.haslemerehogs.co.uk and www.haslemerehares.co.uk remain active and they provide not only a pretty full record of our activities in 2017 & 2018 but a good indication of what Haslemere Hounds will deliver through the summer of 2019.
The project is using local Artists and Schools to decorate more than 100 fibreglass Hounds that will be displayed throughout the area from May 'til September 2019.
Following the display period - The HOUND Parade - the Hounds will be sold off with the proceeds going to a variety of Charities and good causes.
Please keep visiting this site as regular updates will appear throughout the summer.
The aims of this website are
- to Generate Civic Pride
- to promote the Town of Haslemere and surrounding area
- to Create opportunities for businesses and Organisations to raise their profile to generate income for the Mayor's Charities and many others whilst also providing the opportunity for Community Groups to use the project to raise revenue and awareness for themselves.
-to promote the Visual Arts, The Town crest includes the Latin inscription Vita Musis Gratior - Life is better through the Arts.
- to generate Fun & capture the imagination and participation of Businesses, Community Groups, Charities and the Public across all ages
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