Find out what our eles went for at auction

Auctioneer Philip Serrell leads the auction for the Worcester's Big Parade elephant sculptures. Behind him is a large screen, with an image of a bright green leaf.

A mammoth £368,800 was raised at our Worcester’s Big Parade auction!

Every pound pledged will help St Richard’s Hospice continue to care for patients, their loved ones and bereaved people across Worcestershire.

Find out what each elephant sold for below!

LOT 1 – Woolyphant

SOLD for £4,400 

The cuddly Woolyphant got us out of the starting blocks by raising £4,400! This ele was created by Reilly Creative and was sponsored by Southco. It pays tribute to hospice knitters and stitchers who supported Worcester’s Big Parade.

A graphic showing a large elephant sculpture decorated with a knitted texture. Text alongside the image reads 1 Woolyphant, Artist Reilly Creative, Sponsor Southco.

LOT 2 – Memories of Home

SOLD for £7,100

Memories of Home made a brilliant £7,100 for St Richard’s Hospice. Designed by Lynne Hollingsworth and sponsored by Sanctuary Group, who remembers this beauty out on the trail?

A graphic showing a large blue elephant sculpture. Text alongside the graphic reads 2 Memories of Home Artist Lynne Hollingsworth Sponsor Sanctuary Group

LOT 3 – Azalea

SOLD for £6,800

Azalea was first of two beauties designed by MrASingh to go under the hammer, and it raised an incredible £6,800 for St Richard’s Hospice. Sponsored by Worcestershire County Cricket Club, Azalea looked stunning in the city’s Cripplegate Park.

A graphic showing a large dark blue elephant sculpture, decorated with green and pink plants. Text alongside the graphic reads 3 Azalea. Artist MrASingh Sponsor Worcestershire County Cricket Club.

LOT 4 – The Pears

SOLD for £7,500

The Pears sold for a juicy £7,500! Designed by Sue Guthrie, this ele was sponsored by Worcester City Council.

A graphic showing a large multi-coloured elephant sculpture decorated with pear shapes. Text alongside the image reads 4 The Pears. Artist Sue Guthrie Sponsor Worcester City Council.

LOT 5 – Wellyphant

SOLD for £8,200

The wonderful Wellyphant was designed by Sarah Roberts and sponsored by Spontex. Those wonderful wellies made £8,200 for St Richard’s Hospice.

A graphic showing a large blue elephant sculpture wearing bright red welly boots. Text reads 5 Wellyphant Artist Sarah Roberts Sponsor Spontex

LOT 6 – Sundown Stroll

SOLD for £12,500

The stunning Sundown Stroll, designed by Kristina Butigan, was sponsored by SLC Rail and came in right on track at £12,500.

A graphic showing a large red elephant, decorated with an African savannah scene. Text reads 6 Sundown Stroll Artist Kristina Butigan Sponsor SLC Rail

LOT 7 – Global Warming

SOLD for £30,000

Global Warming lit up the room by raising a brilliant £30,000 for St Richard’s Hospice. A stunning design with a serious message by Inkie and sponsored by AA Salt.

A graphic showing a large painted elephant sculpture decorated with layers of purple, pink, red, orange, yellow, blue and white. Text reads 7 Global warming Artist Inkie Sponsor AA Salt.

LOT 8 – Strawberrephant

SOLD for £8,200

Strawberrephant raised a juicy £8,200 for St Richard’s Hospice! Such a fun design by Matthew Smith and sponsored by Yamazaki Mazak.

A graphic of Strawberrephant, a large elephant sculpture painted to look like a bright red strawberry with yellow sees. The text reads 8 Strawberrephant Artist Matthew Smith Sponsor Yamazaki Mazak.

LOT 9 – Hive in the Herd

SOLD for £8,500

This bee-autiful work of art designed by Jess Perrin and sponsored by The Hopmarket and Platform Housing Group raised £8,500.

A graphic showing the large, yellow elephant sculpture Hive in the Herd. The sculpture is decorated with painted bees and honeycomb. Text reads 9 Hive in the Herd Artist Jess Perrin Sponsor The Hopmarket and Platform Housing Group.

LOT 10 – The Elephant Tree

SOLD for £14,000

The Elephant Tree, designed by Marnie Maurri and sponsored by Thorlux Lighting, raised an ele-fantastic £14,000 to help patients, their families and bereaved people here in Worcestershire.

A graphic showing The Elephant Tree, a large sculpture painted to look like a tree with animals and flowers dotted across the design. Text reads 10 The Elephant Tree Artist Marnie Maurri Sponsor Thorlux Lighting.

LOT 11 – Wild World

SOLD for £8,800

One of two designs by Phillippa and Rachael Corcutt, this ele was sponsored by West Midland Safari Park. It raised a brilliant £8,800 for St Richard’s Hospice.

A graphic of the large, painted elephant sculpture Wild World. The sculpture is decorated with wild animal paintings, in a child-like design. It is blue, yellow and green mainly. Text reads 11 Wild World Artists Rachael and Phillippa Corcutt Sponsor West Midland Safari Park.

LOT 12 – Muddy Walks

SOLD for £9,000

The second of our eles in wellies, the marvellous Muddy Walks designed by Sophia Wolsey and sponsored by DC Merch and Decanter raised a fantastic £9,000 for hospice care in Worcestershire.

A graphic showing a large, painted elephant sculpture wearing a yellow jacket and red wellington boots. Text reads 12 Muddy Walks Artist Sophia Wolsey Sponsors DC Merch and Decanter

LOT 13 – Ash

SOLD for £6,500

The awesome Ash was designed by Popbangcolour – Ian Cook – for sponsor Morgan Motor Company. The quality of the design shone through with an incredible £6,500 raised for St Richard’s Hospice. Just wow!

A graphic showing Ash the elephant sculpture decorated with a picture of a blue Morgan car. Text reads 13 Ash Arists Popbangcolour Ian Cook Sponsor Morgan Motor Company.

LOT 14 – Silverella

SOLD for £7,200

The stunning Silverella, painted by artist Lena Kibbler and sponsored by Worcester Bosch, raised a brilliant £7,200 at auction.

A graphic of a silver painted elephant sculpture. Text reads 14 Silverella Artist Lena Kibbler Sponsor Worcester Bosch.

LOT 15 – Sundar

SOLD for £9,000

The sublime Sundar is our second ele painted by MrASingh and is sponsored by Worcester Business Improvement District. She raised a fabulous £9,000 for St Richard’s Hospice patients, their loved ones and bereaved people.

A graphic of Sundar the elephant sculpture, decorated with an intricate floral pattern in pinks, reds, golds and blues. Text reads 15 Sundar Artist MrASingh Sponsor Worcester Business Improvement District.

LOT 16 – Jackson

SOLD for £7,000

The incredible Jackson, designed by Cherrie Mansfield and sponsored by Severn Arts with Worcestershire County Council, raised a brilliant £7,000.

A graphic of Jackson the elephant sculpture, decorated with a layered paint splatter design of blues, greens, pinks and reds. Text reads 16 Jackson Artist Cherrie Mansfield Sponsor Severn Arts.

LOT 17 – Alex the Cleaniphant

SOLD for £7,000

It was a sparkly clean finish for Alex the Cleaniphant. Designed by Shilpi Sharma and sponsored by Specsavers Worcester, Alex raised a fantastic £7,000 for St Richard’s Hospice.

Graphic of the elephant sculpture Alex the Cleaniphant, painted with a scene of Worcester's riverside including Worcester Bridge. Alex is mainly blue and pale green with lilac and yellow boots. Text reads Alex the Cleaniphant Artist Shilpi Sharma Sponsor Specsavers

LOT 18 – Worcester in Porcelain

SOLD for £8,200

The blue-tiful Worcester in Porcelain which shone bright in Sidbury this summer, was designed by Alice Pickworth and sponsored by BBC Hereford and Worcester. This ele raised £8,200 for local hospice care.

Graphic of the dark-blue and bright-green elephant sculpture Worcester in Porcelain. Design features trees and red pear paintings. Text reads 18 Worcester in Porcelain. Artist Alice Pickworth. Sponsor BBC Hereford and Worcester.

LOT 19 – Panda

SOLD for £36,000

Designed by Steve Johnson, and sponsored by Worcestershire Chinese Association, Panda raised a truly tremendous £36,000 for St Richard’s Hospice.

A graphic showing the elephant sculpture Panda, painted to look like the black and white creatures. Text reads 19 Panda. Artist Steve Johnson. Sponsor Worcestershire Chinese Association.

LOT 20 – Spark Ele

SOLD for £10,500

Our only ele-baby up for auction went under the hammer to raise a dazzling £10,500 for St Richard’s Hospice. Thank you to artist Sophie Handy and sponsor Tile Choice.

Graphic of the ele-baby Spark-Ele. Sculpture is decorated with a mosaic of silver, sparkly tiles. Text reads 20 Spark-Ele. Artist Sophie Handy. Sponsor Tile Choice.

LOT 21 – Dare to Bee Different

SOLD for £9,000

Dare to Bee Different, an elephant which towered over the city in Fort Royal Park, was designed by Betti Moretti and sponsored by DRPG. Another unBEElievable £9,000 raised to care for hospice patients and their loved ones in Worcestershire.

Graphic showing Dare to Bee Different elephant sculpture, decorated with striped design of green, red, yellow and grey. Text reads 21 Dare to Bee Different. Artist Betti Moretti. Sponsor DRPG.

LOT 22 – Life’s Snakes and Ladders

SOLD for £8,200

Designed by Sally Adams and supported by Onside, Life’s Snakes and Ladders helped the fundraising for St Richard’s Hospice climb by another £8,200 on auction night.

Graphic of Life's Snakes and Ladders elephant sculpture, decorated with a bright yellow and orange snakes and ladders board design including green snakes and ladders. Text reads 22 Life's Snakes and Ladders. Artist Sally Adams. Supported by Onside.

LOT 23 – It’s What’s Inside That Counts

SOLD for £20,000

It’s all treats and no tricks from this SkELEton sculpture. Another £20,000 raised for local hospice care thanks to artist Sian Ellis and sponsor Worcester News.

A graphic of the elephant sculpture It's What's Inside That Counts, which is decorated to represent an cartoon x-ray of an elephant. Text reads 23 It's What's Inside That Counts. Artist Sian Ellis. Sponsor Worcester News.

LOT 24 – Porcelain Elephant

SOLD for £7,500

Porcelain Elephant is affectionately known as Portia by artist Amy Bourbon and sponsors Museum of Royal Worcester, GoodRoots, and Royal Porcelain Works. She raised a fabulous £7,500 for St Richard’s Hospice.

Text reads 24 Porcelain Elephant. Artist Amy Bourbon. Sponsor Museum of Royal Worcester, GoodRoots and Royal Porcelain Works. Image of large elephant sculpture decorated with Worcester porcelain plates in a variety of pale and vivid blues, green, and yellows.

LOT 25 – Zentangle

SOLD for £7,500

Zentangle made a brilliant £7,500 for local hospice patients, their loved ones and bereaved people across the county. Thanks to artist Neil Morris and sponsor Karndean Designflooring!

Image of the Zentangle elephant sculpture, decorated with a mustard yellow and white pattern. Text reads 25 Zentangle. Artist Neil Morris. Sponsor Karndean Designflooring.

LOT 26 – Inky the Elephant

SOLD for £36,000

The stunning Inky the Elephant raised an equally stunning £36,000 for St Richard’s Hospice. Thank you to artist Helen Haynes and sponsor Crowngate Shopping Centre.

A graphic showing the elephant sculpture Inky the Elephant. Inky is decorated with an intricate line drawing of Worcester Cathedral and other well know city landmarks. It is black and white and grey. Text reads 26 Inky the Elephant. Artist Helen Haynes. Sponsor Crowngate Shopping Centre.

LOT 27 – An Elephant Never Forgets

SOLD for £11,000

They say An Elephant Never Forgets and this truly memorable work of art by Katie Hodgetts raised £11,000 to help St Richard’s Hospice care for patients, their loved ones and bereaved people locally. Supported by Speller Metcalfe, Mechanical Installation Heating Services and AJT Electrical Services Ltd.

We are delighted to say, this elephant will find its forever home in the gardens of St Richard’s Hospice. This is thanks to a community campaign bolstered by generous auction attendees on the evening.

A graphic showing the elephant sculpture An Elephant Never Forgets. The design is pink and floral with red and pink patterned legs. Text reads 27 An Elephant Never Forgets. Artist Katie Hogetts. Supported by Speller Metcalfe, Mechanical Installation Heating Services, and AJT Electrical Services Ltd

LOT 28 – We are the Music Makers

SOLD for £19,000

The people’s favourite We are the Music Makers was most voted for on the Worcester’s Big Parade app. This breath-taking design by Sophie Handy in memory of Keith Webb raised £19,000 for St Richard’s Hospice. Incredible!

Image of the sparkly, mosaic elephant sculpture We Are The Music Makers. Text reads 28 We Are The Music Makers. Artist Sophie Handy. Sponsored to celebrate the life of Keith Webb.

LOT 29 – The Gardener

SOLD for £8,200

It’s the second elephant by Rachael and Phillippa Corcutt! And The Gardener, sponsored by Webbs Garden Centres, raised £8,200 for the care provided by St Richard’s Hospice.

Image of the elephant sculpture The Gardener, painted wearing blue trousers and a yellow top. It is covered in painted flowers. Text reads 29 The Gardener. Artist Rachael and Phillippa Corcutt. Sponsor Webbs Garden Centres.

LOT 30 – Leave the Herd Behind

SOLD for £8,000

Leave the Herd Behind, by artist Kathleen Smith and sponsored by Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce, leaves us all happy with another £8,000 raised for hospice care across Worcestershire!

Image of elephant sculpture Leave the Herd Behind. This design includes a Worcester scene, painted with lots of green foliage and bugs. Text reads 30 Leave the Herd Behind. Artist Kathleen Smith. Sponsor Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce.

LOT 31 – Lucy Lavender

SOLD for £18,000

We hoofed it over the finish line with a fabulous £18,000 from Lucy Lavender, designed by Lissie Art and sponsored by First Worcester.

Image showing elephant sculpture Lucy Lavender, painted with a green and blue scene of Worcester Bridge, with plants in the foreground. Text reads 31 Lucy Lavender. Artist Lissie Art. Sponsor First Worcester.

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