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Fundraise for us

Elmer’s Great North Parade is organised by and raising funds for St Oswald’s Children’s Hospice. Could you help raise funds by becoming a 'Herd Hero?’

Tons of fundraising fun for everyone!

There are so many fun ways you could fundraise, from themed bake sales, colourful dress up days at school or work, or even get sponsored to complete the whole trail!

Get your fundraising pack

If you want to raise money for St Oswald’s at school, with your friends or family, at a club you attend or in the community, our fundraising pack is the perfect place to start. It's full of ideas, resources, games and the ever-important sponsor form. Our team of fundraiser are always on hand with support and advice if you need it too!

Download your fundraising pack

The BIG Elmer Raffle

Could you be the lucky winner of a full sized 'classic' Elmer? For just £1 per ticket, you could be in for the chance of winning a multi-coloured patchwork Elmer to keep forever.

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Give a regular gift

Regular Giving is a simple way to make a big difference.

Your regular donations can help us plan ahead for the future, ensuring we are able to offer care and support to those who need us.

Give regularly

St Oswald's Lottery - Play to win!

A luxury holiday? A kitchen makeover? A new car? A family celebration?

The choices are limitless, but by playing the St Oswald’s Lottery, this could be a question you might be asking yourself soon!

St Oswald’s Hospice Lottery gives you the chance every week to win one of 19 cash prizes along with a jackpot prize that rolls over if not won, to a whopping total of £10,000 - all for just £2 per week per play!

By playing, you are helping to change the lives of local people, while giving yourself the chance to win a fabulous amount of cash!

Join the lottery


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.


Frequently asked questions

Is it free? Where can I pick up a trail map? How many Elmers are on the trail? What happens to the Elmers once the trail has finished? We've got all the answers to all your questions about Elmer's Great North Parade.


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Get in touch with the Great North Elmer team? We're all ears!

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