Following the success of Pigs Gone Wild, Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk and the Big Hoot Ipswich, St Elizabeth Hospice will be hosting a fourth art trail – called Hop to it! Suffolk 2025.

The trail will once again be hosted in Ipswich as well as, for the first time, in neighbouring satellite locations including Woodbridge, Felixstowe, Beccles and Lowestoft.

The hospice's vital services are increasingly far-reaching and support communities throughout Suffolk. Hospice staff, like hares, swiftly travel across the local area, through towns, villages and the rural countryside, to deliver compassionate care, when it is needed most.

Through hosting Hop to It! Suffolk 2025, St Elizabeth Hospice aims to give local communities a bright, vibrant and family friendly event to look forward to and enjoy.

St Elizabeth Hospice

St Elizabeth Hospice improves life for people in East Suffolk, Great Yarmouth and Waveney living with a progressive or life-limiting illness. Our work is centred on an individual's needs, which means specialist support, whenever and wherever it is needed, whether at home, in the community or at the hospice. Through medicine and therapy we ease pain; we give life purpose and make life liveable.

Each year it costs around £12 million to deliver all St Elizabeth Hospice care services and run the organisation, including support in Great Yarmouth and Waveney.

70% of hospice costs are raised each year through St Elizabeth Hospice’s retail shops, fundraising teams, donations, gifts and wills while 30% comes from services commissioned by the NHS.

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Supporting Partners

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Artists

Our hares will be brought to life by a group of amazing artists. Our large launch hare was painted by local artist Lois Cordelia.You can view a snapshot of the process in the video opposite. Our stargazer hare was painted by Emma Graham.

You could join a community of artists working to make these wonderful and community driven public art events.

If you would like the chance to work on these unique canvases and experience a new and interesting way of working, get in touch to signal your interest.

The trail will also engage with young people and children through the Hopscotch Learning and Community Programme which will see a range of leveret (baby hare) statues go into local schools, colleges, nurseries and groups. Here they will encourage youngsters and adults to develop their own creativity through designing their very own sculpture to promote the work of St Elizabeth Hospice and Zest.

Become a Volunteer!

St Elizabeth Hospice are lucky to have more than 1,500 volunteers ranging in age from 14 to 95, contributing their skills and time to support our services.

If you’d be interested in becoming a volunteer to help us make this exciting trail, follow the link below and complete the expression of Interest form. Our team will then get in touch.

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Get Involved!

Fill out the form below if you want to be a part of Hop To It! Suffolk 2025.

You can sign up to our mailing list to keep up to date with all the latest news or you can signal you interest in sponsorship, volunteering being a sculpture artist or enrolling your school or community group into the Hopscotch learning programme.

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