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What is Elmer's Great North Parade?

Elmer’s Great North Parade brings together businesses, schools and youth groups and the North East’s creative community to present a colourful trail of elephant sculptures, based on the much loved children’s character, to fundraise for St Oswald's Children's Hospice.

The sculptures will take to the streets, parks and public spaces of Tyne and Wear for eleven weeks from 21st August 2019 with large Elmers sponsored by businesses and decorated by artists. A herd of little Elmers created by young people from schools, youth groups, nurseries and clubs will take over public buildings and visitor centres and everyone is invited to join in the fun!

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We are looking for businesses to sponsor large Elmer sculptures, artists and designers to paint them and schools and other youth organisations to adopt a little Elmer. And of course, everyone else is invited to follow the trail and have tons of fun finding all of the sculptures when they hit the streets from August 2019.

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