St Oswald’s Hospice

Following the magical Great North Snowdogs of 2016 we’ve teamed up with charity St Oswald’s Hospice for a second time to bring another public art trail to the North East. Working with Andersen Press, Elmer’s Great North Parade is inspired by another well-known character from children’s literature – Elmer the patchwork elephant.

“It (Great North Snowdogs) was the first time an art trail of its kind and scale had happened in Tyne and Wear and the response was overwhelming.

“So, we are delighted to once again be working with creative producers Wild in Art, along with Elmer’s publisher Andersen Press and headline trail sponsor Tyne and Wear Metro, to bring Elmer’s Great North Parade to the region.”

James Ellam, Chief Executive, St Oswald’s Hospice

St Oswald’s Hospice provides specialist care for North East adults, young people and children with incurable conditions, and support for family and loved ones. The charity needs to raise over £7 million each year through voluntary giving and legacies to continue to provide services to the local community. No charge is made to patients for the services provided ensuring hospice care is available to all.

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