For over 20 years the logo of Vale Press has been a hare.
It represented our rural heritage; our environmentally green credentials and the need, in the fast-moving world of print, to move swiftly. (And where it also helps to have near 360 degree vision!).
Vale Press were, therefore, proud to sponsor the 2017 Cotswold Hare Trail – which culminated in Friday evening’s auction of this year’s 5ft high painted hares.
We were delighted to win the bid for one of the hares which helped raise money to support the National Star College, Ullenwood, Nr Cheltenham, who do brilliant work with young people with severe and complex disabilities.
“Lepus” was designed by students of Cirencester College and includes small neon studded lights to represent several constellations of stars – including “Lepus” (The Hare).
Having spent the summer in St. John’s Parish Church, Cirencester, “Lepus” is now en route to a permanent new home at Vale Press.
Here is “Lepus” with Florence Beetlestone, the inspirational genius behind the Hare Trail, and Paul Martin (of Flog It! fame) who acted as auctioneer for the evening raising several tens of thousands of pounds for charity.