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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

MediaWorks

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

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 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.

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Official Media Partner

Metro Radio

Metro Radio are proud of serving our community, our listeners trust us to keep them connected and involved in the biggest and best events and campaigns which make a positive difference to our patch. This is exactly why we are partnering one of the region’s most exciting attractions of 2019. We look forward to creating The People’s Elmer, seeing this colourful spectacle unfold and of course sharing it with our audiences.

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Community Sculpture Sponsors

EMG Solicitors

EMG Solicitors were big fans of the 2016 Great North Snowdog Trail and have our very own 'Spocky' snowdog sculpture greeting all clients in the reception area of our Durham Office! EMG Solicitors aren't just about legal services. We're a business that firmly believes in supporting our community and Elmer's Great North Parade to appear offers us the opportunity to share something amazing with our community as well as spread the word about St Oswald's Hospice and the fantastic work they do.

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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. Sponsored by South Tyneside Council.

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Sculpture Sponsor

Aberdeen Standard Investments

Elmer's Great North Parade supports one of the North East's greatest charities. Aberdeen Standard Investments are delighted to support St Oswald's Children's Hospice and are looking forward to the art trail taking over the region.

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Barker and Stonehouse

We started in the North East and have our Head Office in the region so we're always looking for new ways to support our local community. The work done by St. Oswald's is incredibly important and fully deserves to be highlighted and promoted. We're very proud to play a small part in supporting them!

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Beacon of Light

The Great North Elmer Parade is a creative and engaging project which will capture the imaginations of local families and bring more people into the city. Money spent in the Beacon of Light will go towards helping communities across the north east, through the Foundation of Light’s award-winning programmes.

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Better

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.

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Big Purple Productions

Big Purple Productions are proud to support St Oswald's Hospice with their Elmer's Great North Parade. In 2016, the company helped produce Great North Snowdogs events and will do the same for Elmer's Great North Parade.

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Bridges

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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Dean Taxis

Elmer's Great North Parade is for a great cause and is also a great way for St Oswald's Hospice to continue their fantastic commitment to the local region in a fun and imaginative way. The work they do is inspiring, and we are proud to be involved with it.

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DFDS

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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Gentoo

There are three reasons why Gentoo wanted to get involved in Elmer's Great North Parade. We wanted to support the great work of St Oswald's, encourage more people to visit Sunderland and spread Elmer's message of diversity, something we hold very close to our heart.

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Greggs

At Greggs, we are passionate about supporting local communities and are proud to be partners of Elmer's Great North Parade, bringing people together to explore the region and all it has to offer. St Oswald's Hospice is a fantastic local charity and a cause which is very close to our hearts.

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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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McClure Solicitors

McClure Solicitors are delighted to be involved with Elmer's Great North Parade 2019. We see this as an opportunity to increase our support of St Oswald's Hospice and help the local Art community. It also allows us to engage with the people of Newcastle to let them know how McClure's purpose is Making families feel secure.

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Nando's

After a successful summer partnering with Bee in the City in Manchester in 2018, we we're thrilled to sponsor a Nando's Elmer in the Great North Parade. St Oswald's Hospice has been a charity close to our heart in the region and we can't wait to be involved.

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NBS

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 City Council

We are excited to be part of a region wide initiative aimed at inspiring children, young people and families to participate in a public art scheme.

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Newcastle Helix

Elmer's Great North Parade supports one of the North East's greatest charities. We are delighted to be part of the project - Elmer will bring even more colour, life and fun to our amazing site.

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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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NUFC

Newcastle United Football Club (NUFC) is a proud advocate of our region. Elmer's Great North Parade will encourage people to have fun exploring the area, but most importantly raise funds to support St Oswald's Children's Hospice.

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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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Sage

Sage Gateshead are proud to support Elmer's Great North Parade as one of the region's biggest arts and culture venues, supporting growth in the North East art's community.

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ScS

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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Seven Stories

Seven Stories is delighted to join St Oswald's in celebrating everything Elmer! We are marking 30 years of the much loved Patchwork Elephant in our exciting exhibition ELMER and Friends: The Colourful World of David McKee. Elmer's appeal is timeless and universal, opening up conversations around diversity and self-acceptance.

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Stagecoach UK

Stagecoach UK is one of the largest bus operators in the country. Their local bus services operate in Newcastle, South Shields, Sunderland, Hartlepool and Teesside.

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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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Sunderland Business Partnership

Sunderland Business Partnership brings together some of the leading organisations with the aim of driving new and existing business into the city.

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Tyne Tunnels

The Tyne Tunnels provide an important gateway for communities and nbusinesses on both the North and South of the River Tyne, we are therefore delighted to support Elmer's Great North parade which also brings communities and businesses together from across the North East to raise important funds for St Oswald's Children's Hospice.

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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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World Transplant Games

This hugely popular, fun and engaging event for all ages takes place during the World Transplant Games making it a perfect activity for Game's participants to get involved in during their stay. It is a great vehicle for raising wider awareness of organ donation and the World Transplant Games themselves.

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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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Different

Elmer’s Great North Parade will showcase the North East’s established and emerging artists, provide an economic boost for St Oswald's and the region and provide a whole lot of fun and much needed feel-good factor for everyone. As a creative business, helping out with our skills is our way of doing our bit and putting something back in to the community. And it’s fun for our staff too. It’s a no-brainer.

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Lee Gibbons

Lee Gibbins is a wedding, portrait and family photographer based in Newcastle Upon Tyne. He has worked with St Oswald’s Hospice for several years, capturing images of their mass participation events and first art trail, Great North Snowdogs. He is the official photographer of Elmer’s Great North Parade and his images can be seen on the website, app and in the souvenir guide, which will go on sale during the trail.

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NEECC

St Oswald’s Hospice provides amazing support to people at the most challenging points in their lives. We applaud everything they do. Elmer’s Great North Parade is a fabulous opportunity to engage all parts of our community – people of all ages and employers of all sizes. We encourage everyone to become involved.

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