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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

Tim Evans, Poundfield, and Norman Lloyd, St Elizabeth Hospice with Elmer and one of the concrete plinths

March 11, 2019

A Suffolk-based, market leading precast concrete manufacturer is making good progress in producing the 47 plinths upon which differently painted sculptures of the children’s character Elmer the Patchwork Elephant, will....Read more

March 07, 2019

It is almost as if we planned it… What good fortune that this year’s World Book Day falls on Thursday 7 March, marking exactly 100 days to go until Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk goes live!On 15 June, the 55 large ....Read more
Tigelephant - ready for painting

February 05, 2019

Leading financial services firm Scrutton Bland has joined Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk by signing up to sponsor an elephant sculpture in the art trail which takes place in Ipswich this summer in aid of St Elizabeth Hospi....Read more
(l-r) Nick Denny (EoE Coop), Norman Lloyd (SEH), Mark Millar (SEH) at the warehouse with the Elmer sculptures

January 10, 2019

More than fifty large Elmer sculptures and one hundred smaller ‘young Elmers’ have recently taken up residency in a warehouse generously loaned to St Elizabeth Hospice’s latest art trail campaign by local independe....Read more
Castle Hill school pupils and staff meet Elmer and Campaign Manager, Norman Lloyd

December 11, 2018

Elmer and his new recruit, Educating Elmer, paid a visit to Castle Hill Infant and Junior School in Ipswich to meet the pupils and say ‘Thank you’ for all the fundraising they are doing.Castle Hill have committed....Read more
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

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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