Homestyle Windows UK pledges to raise £10,000 for St Elizabeth Hospice and leads the charge with Pigs Gone Wild Suffolk 2016
Homestyle, the Martlesham-based producer of windows and conservatories, has pledged to raise £10,000 for St Elizabeth Hospice by donating £20 per customer and organising a series of fundraising events based on the pig it has sponsored as part of the Pigs Gone Wild tourist trail fundraiser this summer.
Pigs Gone Wild is an interactive sculpture trail across Ipswich and beyond, featuring giant pigs decorated by artists and sponsored by local businesses. It takes place from 27 June to 2 September. Homestyle has sponsored the ‘The Great Piggish Bake-off’ Pig, designed by Sue Guthrie.
Homestyle’s owner, Graham Shemmings, has pledged to donate £5 per visitor to their showroom and £20 for each new order placed from March through to when the trail ends in early September. On top of this he is organising a 5-a-side football tournament, a Golf Day and family barbecue at Seckford Golf Club, and a cake baking competition which will be judged by David and Lindsay Wright from Woodbridge Cake Shop with a live final between the top two bakers taking place on the state-of-the-art demo kitchen at Anglia Factors showroom in Martlesham.
Mr Shemmings said: “We recently had a tour of St Elizabeth Hospice and, whilst we fundraise every year, this year our commitment and conviction is stronger than ever. The hospice needs to raise funds through Pigs Gone Wild and we’re determined to do our bit. It’s a great opportunity for businesses to join together for this great cause whilst raising their profile. If anyone wants to join us, please get in touch.”
Daniel Barr, owner of Anglia Factors, added: “When Graham popped in to talk to us about hosting the bake-off final in our showroom, we were delighted to help and inspired by his vision for the Pigs Gone Wild project. What’s refreshing this is that he sees this opportunity for businesses to gain exposure through collaboration. We’re proud to continue our support for St Elizabeth Hospice alongside Graham, Homestyle and their Bake-off Pig.”
Norman Lloyd, Pigs Gone Wild project manager, said: “We are delighted that Homestyle are sponsoring a pig and have furthered their commitment to the hospice by pledging to raise £10,000, which is an incredible amount that really will make a difference to the lives of our patients and their families and carers.
“It’s fantastic that Homestyle can see the benefits of being a sponsor of this exciting project and their passion and vision for the project is contagious, so we’re sure their enthusiasm will get more companies interested in getting involved in Pigs Gone Wild.”