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Hospiggle! Pied Piper Appointed Charity for Henson Trail

The Pied Piper Appeal is thrilled to announce that it has been chosen as the lead charity, alongside two other well deserving causes, for the Royal Three Counties Henson Trail that sees pigs galore across the city and county. It really is a case of spot the Old Spots!

In partnership with Marketing Gloucester, the Pied Piper Appeal will be staging an exciting and unique live auction in September where the magnificent pigs will be rounded up and taken to Highnam Court for a grand display in the gardens. Viewing of the sculptures will take place over the weekend of the Pied Piper Silver Ball ready for an auction on Monday 25 September. Alongside the Pied Piper, the other two charity beneficiaries are the Gloucestershire Arthritis Trust and Theatre Gloucestershire.

Said Nick Broady, chairman: “The Royal Three Counties Henson Trail is amazing and already capturing the imagination and attention of the community and visitors to our city; an asset to the tourism and promotion of Gloucestershire. Once the trail closes at the end of August, all the pigs will be taken to Highnam Court for the most unusual auction to date! We are working with Rob York and his team at AMS Auctions to power the online auction that will start in August right through to a live event on Monday 25 September at Highnam.”

“We are also pleased to be sponsored by Creed Foodservices who will be offering a hog roast (of course!) to our auction guests and bidders on the night.” Auction details will be released next month.

Picture caption: L to R

Gwen McEwan with daughter Lily-May Weston; Nurses from the Children’s Ward; Ropert McKenzie, Theatre Gloucestershire; Charlie Sharples; Sally Eyre, Gloucestershire Arthritis Trust; Anna Buckland, Theatre Gloucestershire; Richard West, Pied Piper.