St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth

We’ve joined forces with Andersen Press and St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth to bring a parade of 40 colourful and unique elephants to the city of Plymouth and surrounding areas in summer 2019.

Featuring the much beloved children’s character of Elmer by Devon born artist and author David McKee, Elmer’s Big Parade Plymouth will take you on a trail of Britain’s Ocean City.

“We’re really excited about Elmer’s Big Parade. As well as being full of fun that will spread a big grin across Plymouth and the wider area, it will encourage meaningful discussion about death, dying and bereavement, subjects we often shy away from but would all benefit from being more open about.

“In addition to being a great free and healthy day out for all the family as they walk the trail, it will also attract new visitors to our city, raising Plymouth’s profile and bringing economic benefits, as well as showcasing a wealth of local artistic talent.”

Steve Statham, Chief Executive, St Luke’s

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 it to continue to provide outstanding compassionate care.


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