St Oswald’s Hospice is a regional centre based in Gosforth, Newcastle, which provides care to local adults, young people and children with incurable conditions.
Jane Hogan, Elmer’s Great North Parade project lead said: “St Oswald’s Hospice is thrilled to once again receive the support of Tyne and Wear Metro as Presenting Partner for Elmer’s Great North Parade. They were a fantastic sponsor to work alongside throughout the Snowdogs public art trail in 2016 and we are very excited to see what creative ideas they have planned to display their support.”
Following the success of the Great North Snowdogs art trail in 2016, Elmer’s Great North Parade will feature 65 individually designed Elmer sculptures generously sponsored by local businesses, inspired by David McKee’s children’s book series. They will be joined by a herd of 100 little Elmer sculptures designed by local school children.
Elmer’s Great North Parade is being presented by St Oswald’s Children’s Hospice, working in partnership with creative producers Wild in Art. Previous Wild in Art trails across the country have attracted thousands of local, regional and national visitors – making a significant impact on the economic and cultural life of the region.