First Elephant Sponsor Announced for Worcester’s Big Parade

The very first sponsor to get on board with Worcester’s second, spectacular, public art trail has been announced.

Worcester-based Spontex has pledged to sponsor a beautiful elephant sculpture as part of Worcester’s Big Parade – a Wild in Art event brought to the city by St Richard’s Hospice.

Sara Matthews, Business Development Manager at St Richard’s, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to announce Spontex as our first sponsor for Worcester’s Big Parade.”

“The Spontex team have been hugely supportive of our work at the hospice and even spent a day volunteering on site cleaning windows so our patients could enjoy sparkly, clear views of our beautiful gardens.  We are delighted the team are joining us on this next adventure.”

“Next year’s parade is, of course, all the more significant in light of the global pandemic which has seen us staying home more. We can’t wait to bring a parade of colourful elephants to Worcester’s iconic attractions, getting us all out and about and enjoying our wonderful city once again.”

Marc Matthews, Managing Director at Spontex, said: “Having seen the great work that St Richard’s do first hand, we knew instantly that we wanted to be a part of Worcester’s Big Parade.”

“We’re so excited to be the first local company out of the blocks and are really looking forward to seeing all of the designs submitted for the Spontex elephant.”

There is still time to sponsor an elephant. To get involved call 01905 763963 and ask for Sara Matthews, email or visit

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