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St Peter's RC Primary School launches Patchwork Parade

St Peter's Primary loved meeting Elmer for the first time!

Elmer on location to launch the most colourful event of the summer

Elmer had a lovely morning visiting Saltwell Park on Monday 18th March, dropping by with members of St Oswald’s Fundraising team to check out the location for our upcoming Patchwork Parade and Family Fun Day.

Elmer invited along some friends from St Peters RC Primary School in Low Fell, Gateshead to help launch this family event, and the children came dressed in their most colourful clothes for the occasion!

Elmer’s Patchwork Parade is a full day of fun, kicking off at 10am in Saltwell Park. Midday will see the start of the 3km Parade, which will see hundreds of people of all ages through the park in a wave of colour. We are encouraging people to dress up in the brightest clothes and get creative with homemade banners and musical instruments to create a carnival atmosphere. And once the Parade is over the fun will just be starting, with an afternoon of arts and crafts, fairground rides, music and entertainment and food and drink planned. You’ll even get a sneak peek of some of Elmer’s friends ahead of his Great North parade trail, which opens across the region on 21st August for eleven weeks.

Thank you to the children and teachers from St Peter’s Primary who came along in their coloured t-shirts and helped us show Elmer how much we all love him. We hope you can join him and his friends for a day of fun you’ll never forget.

“We all had a brilliant morning in the park, and the children from St Peter’s were so enthusiastic and really threw themselves into the cheering and flag waving! It gave us a little taste of what’s to come in July, when the Parade will transform Saltwell Park into a colourful bubble of creativity, inclusivity and fun – many of the values that represent Elmer himself.”

Libby Fryer, Events Team Leader

Get your tickets today and start choosing your colours! 

All funds raised from the Patchwork Parade will support the young people and their families who rely on St Oswald’s Children’s Hospice for short breaks and respite care. Come and spend time making magical memories with your families, so we can help our children to continue to enjoy quality time with the ones they love.

So what are you waiting for? Get your tickets today and start choosing your colours!

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