The Big Hoot Art Trail 2022

John Grose are proud to be supporting local charity St Elizabeth Hospice during their Big Hoot campaign for 2022. Following the successes of Elmer Big Parade in 2019 and Pigs Gone Wild in 2016, this is the 3rd Wild in Art Trail we have sponsored.

St Elizabeth Hospice is a well-known local charity providing care and support to those living with life-limiting or progressive illness in and around our local community.

The Big Hoot 2022 will see 40 individually designed Big Hoot owls placed around Ipswich for everyone to see and enjoy. Each of the Big Hoots have been sponsored by local businesses like ourselves and individually decorated by an artist. At the end of the trail the Big Hoots will be auctioned to raise valuable, much needed funds for St Elizabeth Hospice.

We were delighted to be able to host the Big Hoot Matchmaker event in our Ford showroom. This is where all of the businesses that are sponsoring the campaign attended and picked their favourite artwork.

As well as sponsoring one of the owls, we have loaned the hospice a van that they are using to attend promotional events as well as transporting the owl sculptures around as and when needed.

We are also helping to protect the sculptures when they out on display by lacquering them at our Accident Repair Centre. A big thank you to Movac for donating all of the lacquer we will be using.

Keep an eye on our social media for updates on our Big Hoot.

For more information on the Big Hoot 2022, please visit

Van and Owl
Van Handover