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Elmer gets comfy at ScS

Elmer the Elephant will be sitting pretty this summer thanks to the North East’s leading furniture and flooring specialists.

North East based ScS, whose headquarters are in Sunderland, are once again supporting St Oswald’s Hospice by sponsoring one of 65 delightful elephant sculptures which will make up the eagerly anticipated free public art trail, Elmer’s Great North Parade.

ScS – which was founded more than a century ago - is a long-standing supporter of the Hospice and was involved in 2016’s Great North Snowdogs trail, when it sponsored the Dog on the Tyne sculpture, at Gateshead’s Angel of the North.

To show his thanks for the organisations support, Elmer the Elephant made a surprise appearance this week at the ScS Sunderland store, meeting staff and customers who were all thrilled to meet the loveable character and to discover all about his Parade.

Visitors to the 11-week-long art trail – which begins on 21 August - will be able to visit the ScS sponsored Elmer at its location on Whitburn Road in Sunderland.

ScS – which was founded more than a century ago - is a long-standing supporter of the Hospice and was involved in 2016’s Great North Snowdogs trail, when it sponsored the Dog on the Tyne sculpture, at Gateshead’s Angel of the North.

"ScS is a family run business and we feel it’s important to help families in need.

The Elmer trail encourages families to come together and the important messages around individuality, demonstrated in the book and in the uniqueness of each sculpture, echo those in our core value of inclusivity.

“We’re looking forward to supporting St. Oswald’s once again by helping to raise awareness of its important services and funds to help it carry out vital activities.”

Marie Liston, Corporate Services Director

There's still time to Sponsor your own Elmer Sculpture

A range of sponsorship opportunities – including sponsoring an Elmer sculpture – are on offer and St Oswald’s Hospice’s head of fundraising, Jane Hogan, is urging other businesses to join the herd and support the Parade.

Sponsorship of an Elmer  costs £6,250 or £12k for two and details of available locations, which are being snapped up on a first come, first served basis can be accessed on our website.

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