Pigs Gone Wild ‘Hog for Hospice’ appeal breaks £4k - now help us reach the final target

Samantha Catling and Norman Lloyd with Dr Trott and Nurse Honey-Cured - can you help us secure the p

Samantha Catling and Norman Lloyd with Dr Trott and Nurse Honey-Cured - can you help us secure the pig as a legacy for the hospice? - Credit: Sarah Lucy brown

The Pigs Gone Wild ‘Hog for our Hospice’ appeal has broken the £4,000 milestone – but we still need another £1,000 to save Dr Trott and Nurse Honey Cured from going to market.

The appeal to secure the medical-themed pig for St Elizabeth Hospice – the charity that hosted this summer’s trail around Ipswich – has four days left to reach its £5,000 target.

Over the past fortnight, our kind-hearted readers have kept their donations flooding in, as a way of saying thanks to the hospice team for giving Ipswich such a fantastic boost.

With time running out, we have been urging businesses, families and individuals to dig deep and donate whatever they can, resulting in hundreds of pounds more being added to the total – including some incredibly generous one-off payments.

The final deadline for donations arrives on Thursday, when the other 39 pigs from the trail will all go under the hammer.

The aim is to raise £100,000 for the hospice with Ipswich Blue, Ed Sheerham and Hedgepig all expected to be big sellers on the night.

If our Hog for our Hospice appeal is successful and reaches the £5,000 target, Dr Trott will be spared from going to market.

Donate online here or send a cheque, made payable to St Elizabeth Hospice, to Natalie Sadler, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 1AN.