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Get Involved

There are so many different ways people have got involved in Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk; from our 55 generous sponsors, to the 84 schools and youth groups who fundraised and created their own young Elmer sculptures, not to mention the members of the public who were so supportive and really took Elmer to their hearts.


All 55 of our beautiful Elmer sculptures were sponsored by a whole range of generous and supportive local companies. To see the full list, please visit our Partners and Sponsors page.



Our call for artists last year was incredible. We were blown away by the talent on show through the designs we received and it really was a difficult choice for our shortlisting panel. Roll forward a year and all our beautiful sculptures have been loved and embraced by our local community and visitors. The final step was for them to be sold at auction and what a fantastic job they did! They are now on their way to their new forever homes, where we hope they will be very happy!


Learning Herd

Our herd of 84 young Elmers were all happily adopted by a whole host of schools and youth organisations across Ipswich and the local area. Those involved worked so hard and we were extremely impressed by the standard of designs and the quality of execution of the Learning Herd sculptures. The young Elmer sculptures have enjoyed their time in the spotlight during the trail and at their final exhibition at the farewell event and are now returning home to their own groups and schools.

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