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We need your support

Elmer's Great North Parade is organised by and raising funds for St Oswald’s Children’s Hospice. By making a kind donation, you are supporting a charity with its roots in the North East community and are making a difference to families who see the hospice as a lifeline.

Give regularly

A regular gift of just £10 per month could fund memorable day trips, sensory toys and vital medical equipment for babies, children, young adults and their families who visit St Oswald's Children's Hospice.

Make a regular donation

Make a one-off donation

All funds raised are vital for us to provide care, love and support to babies, children and young adults with complex needs.

Make a one-off donation

Donate via text

Text TRUNK to 70085 to donate £3. This costs £3 plus a standard message rate.

Alternatively, you can opt to give any whole amount up to £20, e.g. text TRUNK 20 to 70085 to donate £20.

Thank you.

Donate your time

Over 1,100 volunteers offer their services to St Oswald's Hospice on a regular basis. Volunteers work alongside our paid staff and offer their skills, experience and expertise to every department within the Hospice.

They are, quite simply, the lifeblood of St Oswald’s and we wouldn’t be able to operate without them. We have over 120 different volunteering roles: working directly with patients, in a support role, in our shops or within our Fundraising team.

Volunteer at St Oswald's

A big thank you from St Oswald’s Children’s Hospice

The young people and families who use St Oswald’s Children’s services have been eagerly anticipating the arrival of Elmer and his friends and we hope you have too!

Now it’s time for Elmer and his herd to take to the North East’s streets and parks for you to find, and make fantastic memories with those you love. But they have a big, serious job to do too. All the money raised from the trail will make sure the young people who rely on St Oswald’s Hospice will continue to enjoy short breaks filled with fun, laughter, relaxation and comfort.

By following the Elmer trail, you are part of our very own herd of fantastic supporters, who make everything we do possible.

Thank you so so much.

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