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December 01, 2021

A herd of elephants which welcomed thousands of visitors to Worcester this summer has been rehomed across the county having raised thousands for local hospice care.   Thirty large elephants and one baby raised an incredible £368....
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A small, pink elephant sculpture stands on the floorboards in the grand surroundings of Worcester's Guildhall.

October 25, 2021

Winning tickets have been drawn from the thousands of entries into the Worcester’s Big Parade Raffle. The 10 lucky winners were picked on Monday, 25 October at St Richard’s Hospice. The raffle formed part of this summer’s city-w....
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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.

October 15, 2021

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 ele....
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October 15, 2021

Celebrations were in full swing last night after an auction of 31 elephant sculptures raised £368,800 for St Richard’s Hospice.   Worcester’s Big Parade, a Wild in Art event brought to the city by St Richard’s, captured th....
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A family stand together on the pitch of Worcestershire County Cricket Club with a giant, painted elephant sculpture.

October 12, 2021

We welcomed some very special, VIP guests to the Farewell Event on Friday, October 8, including seven-year-old Lola (third from left). Lola’s neighbour, Hilary (far left), contacted us to say Lola was sad to have lost all her careful....
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October 06, 2021

A high street bank has backed an upcoming auction of elephant sculptures – set to raise funds for St Richard’s Hospice. Barclays is supporting the auction of 31 elephants, the finale to the city’s summer art trail, Worcester’s Bi....
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Tricia Cavell, Fundraising Director at St Richard's Hospice, stands with a large blue elephant sculpture on a grassy pitch. She wears a long black coat, black trousers and jumper. She is not smiling. The sky is grey.

October 02, 2021

Thieves have targeted a hospice fundraising event in Worcester, taking equipment and merchandise worth thousands of pounds and leaving organiser St Richard’s Hospice to step up existing security at huge cost to the Worcestershire-based ch....
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A pink, patterned elephant sculpture stands in a green garden with a bed of colourful flowers behind it. In the background is St Andrew's Spire in Worcester.

September 16, 2021

A teacher from Fernhill Heath, who rallied county makers to support this summer’s elephant trail, is spearheading a new campaign to bring one of the stunning sculptures to St Richard’s Hospice for patients, families and staff to enjoy. ....
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July 01, 2021

Organisers of the city’s summer elephant trail are thanking county knitters and stitchers for making a BIG difference for local hospice care.   Worcester’s Big Parade, a Wild in Art event being brought to the city by St Richa....
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June 17, 2021

A county event which will see Worcester transformed into a free, fun, art space, featuring elephant-shaped masterpieces, is to challenge visitors’ perceptions about mental health and wellbeing.   Bringing a unique perspective t....
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June 09, 2021

A city primary school taking part in this summer’s elephant art trail around Worcester has raised a mammoth sum for the charity hosting the event. Children from Tudor Grange Primary Academy Perdiswell have completed 13,000 laps of thei....
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January 12, 2021

Organisers of the city’s summer elephant trail are thanking county knitters and stitchers for casting on for hospice care in lockdown.   Worcester’s Big Parade, a Wild in Art event brought to the city by St Richard’s Hospic....
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