East of England Co-op and Archant to host Big Hoot sticker swap events

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The East of England Co-op and Archant are hosting two Big Hoot sticker swap events, when avid collectors can come together to swap stickers to complete their Big Hoot sticker books.

Launched to coincide with St Elizabeth Hospice's Big Hoot trail, the Big Hoot sticker book is the ultimate companion and is always incredibly popular with families. There are 50 stickers to collect, including 10 highly sought after 'shinies'. The book also features all 115 sculptures and a map of where to find them on the trail. 

The first sticker swap event will be held on Wednesday 17 August between 11am and 2pm at the East of England Co-op's Pinewood store, on Sprites Lane, Ipswich IP8 3SL. The second will be on Wednesday 31 August between 11am and 2pm at the East of England Co-op's own Big Hoot, Future Holder, on the Cornhill in Ipswich. Both events will be free to attend. 

The East of England Co-op will be giving away packets of wildflower seeds at the events for people to plant in their gardens to help attract more bees, butterflies and birds. Their green-themed Big Hoot statue was designed by artist Indigo Price to highlight the beauty of the planet and to spark conversation around the future of it. 

Lynn Warner, East of England Co-op Engagement Manager, said: "Families and young children always love the sticker books which run alongside the St Elizabeth Hospice art trails, and this year is no exception. Together with Archant, we'll be spending two days in Ipswich hosting these special sticker swap events when people will be able to come down, giveaway any stickets that they've got multiples of and try to get their hands on any that they're missing."

Ally Harris from Archant added: "We love getting involved with the St Elizabeth Hospice art trails. This year it has been great to see so many families take part in the Big Hoot with their sticker books and we hope our events will help people to complete their collections."

Big Hoot sticker books and stickers are available for purchase from selected East of England Co-op stores, St Elizabeth Hospice shops and at suffolkstore.co.uk. Archant are also giving away vouchers in the East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Star for people to collect a free pack of stickers. Vouchers are available in the EADT on Monday, Wednesdays and Saturdays, and in the Ipswich Star on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.