Bring out your pigs – St Elizabeth Hospice wants donations for Pigs Gone Wild pop-up shop

The St Elizabeth Hospice is appealing for pig-related donations as part of the Pigs Gone Wild projec

The St Elizabeth Hospice is appealing for pig-related donations as part of the Pigs Gone Wild project. Sam Catling and Megan Proud at the Dogs Head Street branch. - Credit: Archant

A Suffolk hospice is asking people to donate any pre-loved pig-related items to their shop as part of a huge project this year.

The St Elizabeth Hospice is appealing for pig-related donations as part of the Pigs Gone Wild projec

The St Elizabeth Hospice is appealing for pig-related donations as part of the Pigs Gone Wild project. Megan Proud and Sam Catling at the Dogs Head Street branch. - Credit: Archant

The St Elizabeth Hospice shop in Dog’s Head Street will be transforming into the Pig Pen Pop-Up shop in support of Suffolk’s biggest ever mass-participation art event, Pigs Gone Wild.

The pop-up shop launches at the end of May just before the trail goes live. The Dog’s Head Street shop will be the home of all things piggy, where people will be able get their trotters on exclusive Pigs Gone Wild merchandise.

The hospice shop wants to kick-start donations of pig-related items and will be accepting anything pig-related – from cuddly or china pigs to piggy banks and pig books.

Jason Rudderham, St Elizabeth Hospice’s head of retail said: “We want as many piggy things as we can get. No matter how small, silly or pink. Nothing is off limits.

The St Elizabeth Hospice is appealing for pig-related donations as part of the Pigs Gone Wild projec

The St Elizabeth Hospice is appealing for pig-related donations as part of the Pigs Gone Wild project. - Credit: Archant


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“We are extremely excited about the launch of the Pig Pen Pop-Up shop at our Dog’s Head Street location. We hope everyone getting involved with the Pigs Gone Wild trail will stock up on the exclusive merchandise and also donate to our piggy paradise.”

It is hoped the excitement around Pigs Gone Wild will get more people into the hospice shops.

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From June 27 to September 2 the interactive art trail will see 40 pig sculptures displayed around Ipswich town centre and the waterfront.

Families will be able to follow the trail, collect points with the Pigs Gone Wild app and to try to see as many of the sculptures as possible.

To find your nearest St Elizabeth Hospice shop to donate pig-related items, visit www.stelizabethhospice.org.uk/shops.

For more information on Pigs Gone Wild and how you can get involved, visit www.pigsgonewild.co.uk.

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