Elmer’s coming to town, and he’s bringing some new friends…

For 10 weeks in the summer of 2019 a parade of 40 fabulously colourful and unique elephants shall be taking you on a trail around the beautiful city of Plymouth and surrounding areas. From the hustle and bustle of the city streets to the peace and grandeur of the Hoe, and from the green spaces of Plymouth to the spectacular coastline; Elmer’s Big Parade will navigate you around Britain’s Ocean City.

St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth is working in partnership with Wild in Art and Andersen Press to bring this mass participation, family friendly, art trail to life; featuring the much beloved children’s character of Elmer, by Devon born artist and author David McKee.

Alongside Elmer there will be 40 further sculptures on parade; each featuring a unique design created by some of our amazing local artists, both well-known and emerging. This is a fantastic opportunity to explore all the city has to offer whilst being enchanted, inspired and amazed by the sculptures themselves.

At the end of the summer each of the beautifully designed Elmers will be auctioned to raise funds for St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth, to enable us to continue to provide our outstanding compassionate care.

Elmer never forgets…

…and nor do we. Not only will Elmer’s Big Parade bring businesses, artists and the community together but it also offers the opportunity to create those lasting memories and make a real difference to the patients and families of St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth.

Last year our nurses were able to care for more than 3,480 patients living with life-limiting illness at home, in hospital or at the hospice. However, we know that there are many more who need our help. The money raised through this event and other community events will help the charity to continue to provide the care and support to patients and their families throughout Plymouth and the surrounding area.

We are seeking sponsors to join us on parade. Get your business messages ‘herd’, drive customers to your door, create partnerships across the city and be part of this exceptional event. Download our sponsorship pack to find out how you can be part of Elmer’s Big Parade Plymouth.

Our project manager Emma would be delighted to meet with you to discuss this opportunity to align your business with one of Plymouth’s best loved charities and help make a difference in our community for years to come.

Wild in Art’s mass participation public art trails are extremely popular and we anticipate Elmer to be no exception. This is a wonderful opportunity for the local artistic community to showcase its exceptional collective talent and for individual artists to raise their profiles through this extraordinarily media-friendly event.

This is your chance to display your work in an interactive gallery that captures people’s attention outside the confines of a traditional art setting, and which everyone can enjoy.

Would you like to know more about Elmer’s Big Parade Plymouth, or get involved in this event? We would love to hear from you. Please fill out the form opposite or contact our project manager Emma using the details below.

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