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Headline Partner

Tyne and Wear Metro

We are delighted to once again be supporting St Oswald’s Hospice. As well as being for a very good cause, Great North Snowdogs took thousands of people to places they had never before, or rarely, visited. Elmer’s Great North Parade is set to do the same – it will be great for the towns and city centres that we serve.

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Learning Programme Partner

First Class supply

It’s very important to First Class Supply to support our local community. Our Learning Programme Partner sponsorship of Elmer’s Great North Parade is an exciting opportunity to contribute to our local schools, their pupils and families, as well as enabling us to support St Oswald’s in their incredible work.

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Headline Trail Supporter


For their long term support of St Oswald's Hospice, including the development of the Hospice's website and apps, MediaWorks are delighted to be a Headline Trail Supporter for Elmer's Great North Parade.

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Quorum are committed to engaging with the local community and endeavour to support local charities wherever we can. St Oswald's Hospice is a fantastic cause and we thoroughly enjoyed the Great North Snowdogs and loved seeing the impact it had on the city. We can’t wait for Elmer to steal the regions heart the same way as the Snowdogs Trail.

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Sorted PR

Having been involved in the Great North Snowdogs trail in 2016, Sorted PR was delighted to be asked to support Elmer's Great North Parade. Quite apart from raising funds for such an incredible cause, this is such a boost for the region in terms of highlighting what the North East has to offer.

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Community Sculpture Sponsors

Great North Children's Hospital

Elmer's Great North Parade is an excellent project that engages children and families, which is at the heart of GNCH. The project is a fantastic opportunity to involve the local community while promoting increased physical activity and positive mental wellbeing.

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The Word

Elmer has long been a favourite children's book character and, as the National Centre for the Written Word, we are delighted to be part of Elmer's Great North Parade, working with the local community to create our very own Elmer. We look forward to welcoming visitors to The Word on their search to find Elmer. Sponsored by South Tyneside Council.

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Sculpture Sponsor


Elmer's Great North Parade fits brilliantly with Better as it matches what we try to do across our leisure centres – getting families out and about, trying new experiences and having fun together. We’re aiming to add more to your day out at Eldon Leisure Centre, where our Elmer will be located, by offering discounts on activities that you can enjoy during your visit.

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There is no reason not to be involved in this fantastic initiative. We took part in the Great North Snowdogs Trail and loved every minute of it.

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Customs House

In its 25th year The Customs House is delighted to be part of Elmer's Great North Parade. It is an exciting opportunity to be part of Elmer's herd and welcome visitors from across the region to The Customs House.

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This fun and interactive event is the perfect fund raising opportunity for such a worthy cause. It's a fantastic way to bring the northern community together, and with DFDS's strong northern affiliations through our ferry crossings from Newcastle, we are proud to be part of the Great North Parade.

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intu Eldon Square

We are once again looking forward to supporting St Oswald's Hospice with Elmer's Great North Parade. We are extremely happy to be sponsoring one of the Elmer's, who will be positioned on our mall to greet our shoppers.

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intu Metrocentre

At intu Metrocentre we are committed to supporting our local community and are delighted to be able to take part in such a fun and vibrant initiative. St Oswald's is such a fantastic local charity who do amazing work for people in the North East and we wish them every success with Elmer's Great North Parade.

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The art trail is such a creative way to bring people together and get them exploring the North East to enjoy everything the region has to offer. We love that Elmer the Patchwork Elephant celebrates diversity and encourages regional collaboration whilst supporting such a brilliant cause. We're thrilled to take part!

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Newcastle Building Society

At Newcastle Building Society we’re committed to supporting our local communities. As the North East’s largest building society we’ve been helping people to save and own their own home for over 150 years. We are extremely excited to support Elmer’s trail and to help recognise and support the great work of St Oswald’s Hospice.

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Newcastle Racecourse

St Oswald's Hospice is a fantastic charity, that Newcastle Racecourse has worked with in the past to achieve a world record charity event. The company is thrilled to be working with the fabulous team once again by hosting Elmer's Farewell Parade event.

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North P&I Club

The Great North Elmer Parade is a great initiative for the North East which we are very pleased to support as it raises the profile of our region and the inspirational work at St Oswald’s Hospice.

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Northumbrian Water

Elmer’s Great North Parade is a fantastic, inspiring and unique initiative, for a truly amazing cause. It’s something that we are extremely proud to support and delighted to be a part of.

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Retail World - Team Valley

We are really excited to be part of the Great North Parade for 2019 and to give our support for the great work that St Oswald’s Hospice does. We're proud to be involved in this great community project by offering another wonderful incentive to visit the North East.

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As a North-East business with our heritage dating back over 100 years in the region, we’re proud to be sponsoring one of the Elmers and being part of the herd.

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Sunderland BID

Getting involved with Elmer's Great North Parade supports our plan to bring vibrancy into the city centre of Sunderland.

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Ward Hadaway

Ward Hadaway makes a difference to its clients, its community and its people. Elmer's Great North Parade will be an amazing event that will bring all three together.

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Womble Bond Dickinson

We are delighted to be supporting Elmer's Great North Parade and St Oswald's Hospice. As a proud sponsor of Great North Snowdogs, we saw the impact that it had on the region and we are excited to be part of it all again in 2019.

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Trail Supporter

Anderson & Garland

Anderson & Garland are proud to support St Oswald's Hospice's second Art Trail, following the success of the Great North Snowdogs in 2016. The company hosted the Great North Snowdogs Auction and will do the same for Elmer's Great North Parade.

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Bell Truck and Van

Bell and Truck Van are proud to support the Hospice by providing essential transport throughout Elmer's Great North Parade. Elmer will be travelling in style with an Elmer branded transit van provided in kind by the company.

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