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Partners and Sponsors

Thanks to all the businesses signed up as part of our parade.

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Artists and Designers

The search is on for 50 talented artists to design and paint our Elmers.

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Learning Herd

Own one of our herd of young Elmers – and win a large sculpture too!

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Fundraise for us

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Welcome to Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk!

Tons of Fun for Everyone!

From June to September 2019, Ipswich is set to play host to an even bigger and better art trail than when the pigs went wild; this time featuring 50 individually designed elephants based on the much loved children’s character, Elmer the patchwork elephant.

Visitors will also be able to meet our Learning Herd; around 100 ‘young Elmers’, who will be popping up in special locations all across town.

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LATEST NEWS

Norman Lloyd, ready for the Matchmaker Evening

December 05, 2018

On Tuesday, representatives from around 50 Ipswich companies gathered at John Grose Ford’s showroom for the next major milestone in St Elizabeth Hospice’s Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk campaign – the Matchmaker Even....Read more
Larking Gowen celebrate Elmer fundraising success

November 30, 2018

Larking Gowen, one of nine firms to take up the St Elizabeth Hospice ‘Early Bird Herd’ challenge for Elmer's Big Parade Suffolk in 2019, has smashed its fundraising target, raising over £4,700 so far.Becky Ames,....Read more
Fred Olsen go patchwork to celebrate 30 weeks to launch

November 15, 2018

It was a colourful day at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ head office in Ipswich, Suffolk, on Tuesday as staff welcomed Elmer the Patchwork Elephant to help mark 30 weeks until Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk takes over the tow....Read more
Imagination Can Take You Anywhere on Aldeburgh Beach by the Scallop

November 15, 2018

Imaginative Traveller has been creating inspirational adventure holidays for nearly 40 years. Based in Debenham in the heart of Suffolk they offer both tailor made and small group experiences with a unique choice of trav....Read more
Norman Lloyd, Campaign Manager, and Jason Alexander, The Wildlife Gadget Man, with Elmer

November 06, 2018

Next summer, St Elizabeth Hospice are bringing 50 fantastically designed sculptures to the streets and open spaces of Ipswich and from the standard of entries received it is clear that visitors are in for a treat!The....Read more
Members of the SAA and Elmer team

November 03, 2018

The Suffolk Agricultural Association (SAA) has joined Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk in aid of St Elizabeth Hospice. The SAA will be the lead Education Partner in the 2019 art trail, alongside Ipswich School as Associate E....Read more
Elmer visits learners at WS Training

November 01, 2018

Learners from WS Training Limited, a private training provider with a base in Ipswich, enjoyed a visit from Elmer the Patchwork Elephant recently, in recognition of fundraising carried out in aid of St Elizabeth Hospice.....Read more
Isaacs Halloween event poster

October 25, 2018

Isaacs on the Quay is preparing itself for an outbreak of the plague this Halloween and it’s calling in the Plague Doctor to help customers navigate through a tour of spine-tingling mazes to raise money for St Elizabet....Read more
Sailmakers Halloween activities promotional picture

October 25, 2018

Lovable children’s favourite Elmer the Patchwork Elephant will be joining in the Halloween half-term fun at Ipswich’s busy Sailmakers Shopping Centre this week.The popular pachyderm will be making a trunk call at....Read more
Suffolk Fostering and Adoption launch of Elmer sponsorship

October 18, 2018

Suffolk Fostering and Adoption has today been unveiled as a sponsor for Suffolk’s biggest ever mass participation public art event – ‘Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk’.Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk, which will tak....Read more

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Elmer's Big Parade Suffolk - A Wild in Art event in support of St Elizabeth Hospice

Elmer's Big Parade Suffolk – A Wild in Art event in support of St Elizabeth Hospice