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Elmer's Great North Parade by St Oswald's Hospice

Elmer's Great North Parade is organised by and raising vital funds for St Oswald’s Children’s Hospice, a charity providing care, love and support to babies, children and young adults with complex needs.

About the trail

Meet the herd

For 11 weeks, 50 big and 114 little individually painted elephant sculptures are taking over North East streets, parks and public buildings in the biggest and brightest art trail ever seen in the region.

Check out all the stunning sculptures online before you meet them in person on the trail.

Meet the big herd!

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Using our specially created app, you can get together with friends and family to discover parts of the North East you never knew existed, while seeking out and unlocking each stunningly decorated Elmer - you'll also reveal some extra special rewards as you go!

Available to download now on the Apple Store and Google Play.

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Why we need your support

Every penny raised from the trail will allow St Oswald’s Children’s Hospice to be there for local young people, children and babies with incurable conditions.

St Oswald’s Hospice has to raise over £7.5 million each year to keep its doors open and its service free to those who need it. Its Children’s service offers short breaks and respite care to children with complex conditions and provides support to their families.

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