Birketts signs up to ‘crackling’ idea set to ‘hog’ the Ipswich limelight

Published: 12/04/2016

Birketts, the full service top 100 law firm based in East Anglia, has signed-up to support Pigs Gone Wild in aid of local charity, St Elizabeth Hospice. 

For ten weeks this summer (27 June until 2 September), Ipswich town centre and the waterfront will be home to a stunning array of pig sculptures for Pigs Gone Wild – the biggest mass participation public art event Suffolk has ever seen. 

The larger than life pig sculptures will be stunningly decorated by artists in the coming weeks but people will have to wait until the trail is launched on 27 June before they can see most of the incredible designs.

Nigel Farthing, senior partner and sponsor of the CSR committee at Birketts said: “We’re delighted to support the Pigs Gone Wild project and ‘Steam Punk Pig’ will proudly feature outside our head office in Museum Street, Ipswich. Our Norwich office previously sponsored ‘Bling Kong’ as part of the GoGoGorillas! exhibition in Norwich so we know what a buzz Wild in Art public animal sculptures can create.”

Norman Lloyd, Pigs Gone Wild project manager, said: “We’re thrilled that Birketts have signed up to be part of our piggy project and we’re sure their pig will be hugely popular. We’re expecting people to come from far and wide to see the amazing sculptures on the trail which runs from 27 June to 2 September – make sure you put the date in your diary now so you don’t miss the colourful extravaganza!”  

After the ten-week trail ends there is a happy ending for the pigs as they will all be auctioned off to raise funds for St Elizabeth Hospice. All the money raised will go towards providing vital care and support to more than 2,000 patients and their families every year living with a progressive illness such as cancer, motor neurone disease and heart failure. 

Take a snout around the Pigs Gone Wild website to find out more. www.pigsgonewild.co.uk 

Pigs Gone Wild Suffolk 2016


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