The mammoth masterpieces generated an ele-fantastic £323,000 for St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth!

Our fantastic bidders snapped up unique pieces of art to be a part of something special that will leave a legacy for families across Plymouth and surrounding areas.

On the evening of 9 October, 40 of the enchanting elephant sculptures that have delighted tens of thousands this summer as part of Elmer’s Big Parade – each featuring a unique design by a talented artist – generated a staggering £323,750 for St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth. This is the equivalent of providing over 350 families with hospice care at home.

Led by professional auctioneer Paul Keen of Plymouth Auction Rooms, the star Elmer of the night, by Plymouth-based artist Brian Pollard was snapped up by the Miller family from Plymouth and finally went for a jaw-dropping £36,000.

Thank you on behalf of our staff, volunteers, patients and their families. Thanks to you, our caring community, Elmer’s Big Parade has delivered beyond what we could have ever dreamed of.

Sponsored by Stagecoach South West. Supported by Wild in Art, Andersen Press, Plymouth Live and PL1 Events Limited.