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Barrow Hills Children Go The Whole Hog For Charity Fundraiser


If you see lots of painted pigs around Haslemere in April don’t be surprised. This is no April Fool, quite the opposite, it’s all for a good cause. The idea has captured the imaginations of children at Barrow Hills who have risen to the challenge of creating their very own work of art to join the ‘Haslemere Hogs’ which go on display next month.

Sixty large fibreglass ‘Hogs’, decorated by local schools and artists, will be exhibited at the Haslemere Museum from 1st April, marking the official launch of the Haslemere Hogs initiative. After that they will be found ‘grazing’ around the local area – the Hog Parade, for around three months.

The main focus of the event is to publicise Haslemere while raising money for charity and promoting art in the local community.

Every child in the School has contributed to the Hog’s decoration during their art lessons, working to a theme based on the garden designer Gertrude Jekyll who created the School’s own walled gardens and has a rose named after her. The Barrow Hills’ hog should be easy to spot – the painted green and yellow ceramic pig is covered with handmade clay butterflies and roses.

Fundraising for the event at Barrow Hills took the form of a competition for the children to name the hog with a play-on-words name. Congratulations to Raymond (Year 3), George (Year 6) and Sebastian (Year 8) who collaboratively named the School hog

Published: March 13 2017

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