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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, 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
Elmer visits the Concertus offices in Ipswich

September 21, 2018

Elmer the Elephant paid a visit to Concertus yesterday, ahead of ‘Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk’ which takes place in Ipswich next year.The eagerly-awaited follow-up to the 2016 Pigs Gone Wild trail will see 50 la....Read more
Elmer visiting Ipswich School in July 2018

September 13, 2018

Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk this week announced an enhanced partnership with local leading independent school, Ipswich School.Already a keen supporter of the campaign, sponsoring a large sculpture and fundraising fo....Read more
Larking Gowen Crazy Golf Challenge winners - Ashtons Legal

September 12, 2018

Teams from 18 local businesses took part in a crazy golf challenge at Ufford Park Hotel in Woodbridge on Tuesday raising over £1,500 in support of Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk, the next big art trail organised by St Eli....Read more
Some of the Curtis Banks team, with Norman Lloyd, Jo Beattie and Elmer

September 11, 2018

Curtis Banks’ CSR team have created a buzz about all things Elmer around their office by welcoming a very special guest to launch an internal design competition aimed at engaging staff and their families with Elmer’s....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