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Partners and Sponsors

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

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Elmer on parade

There were 55 large Elmers to find in and around Ipswich; did you find them all?!

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Learning Herd

All 84 of our young Elmers represented local schools and youth groups.

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Fundraise for us

Find out how you can fundraise and support St Elizabeth Hospice.

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Thank you from Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk.

We did it!!

At our auction on 3 October we raised a grand total of £211,500, bringing our total so far to well over a quarter of a million pounds. We are so proud of what we have achieved, not only raising valuable funds for St Elizabeth Hospice, but also raising awareness of this key community asset.

We have loved sharing our large Elmer the Patchwork Elephant sculptures with you all, not forgetting our ‘young Elmers’, who gathered in their Learning Herds all across town.

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December 03, 2019

The Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk campaign from St Elizabeth Hospice may have officially ended last month but funds raised by those involved in the popular art trail still continue to come in.Elmer Assistant Campaign ....Read more

October 16, 2019

As the Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk campaign draws to a close there are many important tasks that need completing and yesterday saw an important milestone for the team. The concrete plinths that once displayed the large ....Read more

October 15, 2019

A big well done to Suffolk pre-school, Shotley Kidzone who won the competition for a big blank Elmer by raising in excess of £1,000 for Elmer's Big Parade Suffolk!Staff, children, parents and local businesses all pl....Read more
Elmer auction grand total announcement - £261,500

October 04, 2019

Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk, the latest art trail from St Elizabeth Hospice, came to a fantastic conclusion last night with The Grand Elmer Auction bringing the campaign total so far to an incredible £261,500.Aucti....Read more
The Mayor of Ipswich and Norman Lloyd with Castle on the Hill

September 25, 2019

The Mayor of Ipswich, Cllr Jan Parry, is looking forward to visiting all the large and small Elmer sculptures that made up the Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk art trail for the last time this Saturday.Elmer Packs His Tr....Read more
Close up of Elphis

September 19, 2019

After their summer of fun, all the large and small Elmer sculptures that made up the Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk art trail in Ipswich are  all safely tucked away, enjoying a well-deserved rest! The public have just one....Read more
Norman Lloyd and Paul Ager with staff from ABP Ipswich

September 18, 2019

Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk partner Associated British Ports (ABP) have had a busy year supporting the St Elizabeth Hospice organised art trail that has taken place this summer.Not only did ABP sign up as event part....Read more
Norman Lloyd with new sculpture, Hero

August 14, 2019

We are pleased to reveal a new treat for Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk - our 56th sculpture, our very own 'emergency Elmer', Hero!Hero has been designed and painted by experienced trail artist, Mik Richardson, who has....Read more
David McKee

July 02, 2019

The Elmer team is thrilled to announce that the man behind Elmer the Patchwork Elephant, author and illustrator David McKee, is visiting Ipswich this week to celebrate the St Elizabeth Hospice organised art trail.201....Read more
Norman Lloyd with the Mayor and crowds at the official ribbon cutting

June 18, 2019

This morning, artists, sponsors and volunteers involved with Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk gathered on the Cornhill in Ipswich to mark the official opening of the St Elizabeth Hospice organised art trail.Norman Lloyd,....Read more

Elmer Figurines


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