Hogwash leaves Pigs Gone Wild piggies feeling really sty-lish

Suffolk Beaver Scouts are taking to the streets for a big pig wash! Youngsters are armed with sponge

Suffolk Beaver Scouts are taking to the streets for a big pig wash! Youngsters are armed with sponges and buckets to wash and shine five of the large pigs on the popular Pigs Gone Wild trail and make them look even more sty-lish! - Credit: Gregg Brown

The pigs are now gleaming on the streets of Ipswich after a big pig wash this weekend.

Suffolk Beaver Scouts are taking to the streets for a big pig wash! Youngsters are armed with sponge

Suffolk Beaver Scouts are taking to the streets for a big pig wash! Youngsters are armed with sponges and buckets to wash and shine five of the large pigs on the popular Pigs Gone Wild trail and make them look even more sty-lish! Pictured is Phoebe Newman. - Credit: Gregg Brown

The Suffolk Beaver Scouts, with help from 26th Ipswich Guides and some fellow scouters, including the cubs, took to the streets of Ipswich on Saturday morning to wash five of the large pigs on the Pigs Gone Wild trail.

Equipped with buckets and sponges, the group progressed through the town to make the pigs shine and look even more sty-lish!

They buffed and polished Refuge Pig, Great Piggish Bake-Off, Sir Bradley Piggins, Spider Pig and of course, the aptly named, Captain Pigwash!

Many scout and guide groups, including those represented on Saturday, have enjoyed following the trail through Ipswich, using the map and app to collect all 69 pigs.

Suffolk Beaver Scouts are taking to the streets for a big pig wash! Youngsters are armed with sponge

Suffolk Beaver Scouts are taking to the streets for a big pig wash! Youngsters are armed with sponges and buckets to wash and shine five of the large pigs on the popular Pigs Gone Wild trail and make them look even more sty-lish! Left to right, Emily Risk, Alenya Fowler, Hannah Spall, Katie Risk and Neave Fowler. - Credit: Gregg Brown

The sculpture at the top of their list to find was the Beavers’ very own junior pig, Pig In A Camp Blanket, which is situated in the window of Crown Pools, and is a celebration of their 30th birthday.

Brian Harvey, the Assistant County Commissioner for Beavers, Suffolk, organised the pigwash. He said: “We wanted to organise the pigwash to support the fantastic work of the hospice, which is why we’ve been involved from day one. This is our way of giving back.”

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Mr Harvey has completed the trail with a Beaver Colony from Clare, near Sudbury and crossed off 30 of them in just one day.

He added: “I am amazed at how enthusiastic the young people from further afield are and I’m delighted they travelled to Ipswich to come and join in the fun.”

Karen Butcher, assistant district commissioner for Orwell District, has been involved with the project from day one. She said: “I was present when the first blob of paint was added and feel very proud to be involved in this amazing project.”

The Pigs Gone Wild trail has been hugely popular with thousands of people visiting Ipswich to find all the pigs – and there’s still more than three weeks left for you to join them and follow the trail.

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