Suffolk firms urged to back Pigs Gone Wild fundraiser for St Elizabeth Hospice
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Businesses are being urged to get behind a public art initiative which aims to raise £100,000 for the St Elizabeth Hospice in Ipswich.
Pigs Gone Wild is among the latest ventures by Wild in Art, one of the country’s top creative producers of high-impact public art exhibitions, which recently worked with Norfolk charity Break to stage GoGoGorillas! in Norwich.
Employers, schools and the local community in general are being invited to get involved in the project which will culminate with a 10-week Pigs Gone Wild trail around Ipswich next year, featuring giant pig sculptures.
The idea is to celebrate Suffolk’s agricultural heritage and to attract visitors to Ipswich, with the pigs then being auctioned in aid of the hospice at the end of the project.
Joel Furniss, a corporate solicitor at Ashton KCJ who is involved in the project, said: “After the success of GoGoDragons! in Norwich and the Wolf Trail in Bury St Edmunds we were keen to do something similar in Ipswich so when we heard about Pigs Gone Wild we jumped at the chance to be involved.
“Many of our staff and clients have been touched by the hospice and the invaluable work they do, so to support this fantastic cause is an honour. We are really excited about the prospect of choosing our pig and being involved in really bringing it to life.”
Supporters of Pigs Gone Wild include the EADT and its sister title the Ipswich Star, radio station Town 102 and the Ipswich Building Society, with Jimmy’s Farm owner Jimmy Doherty acting at patron for the project.
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A launch event is taking place at Trinity Park, Ipswich, on Thursday, October 8, startinig at 7pm. Any business interested in attending, or wishing to find out more about Pigs Gone Wild, can call 01473 723600, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.pigsgonewild.co.uk .