Elmer art trail in Maidstone for Heart of Kent Hospice confirms new 2021 date
A new date has been confirmed for an art trail featuring one of the world's most famous children's book characters.
The family friendly event, which will raise money for the Heart of Kent Hospice in Aylesford, will feature up to 50 elephants based on Elmer the Patchwork Elephant, the star of one of the most iconic children's books by David McKee.
Sarah Pugh, CEO at Heart of Kent Hospice said: “We are so happy to share this wonderful news with our local community. Our Parade Partners, Sponsors and the Learning Programme schools are thrilled that we have been able to set the date, Saturday June 19 and they are as committed as we are to ensuring that Elmer’s Big Heart of Kent Parade is even bigger and better in 2021.”
The sculptures will be dotted around the town, its river path, countryside and parks for nine weeks until August 22.
Each elephant, featuring a unique design by local and national artists, will then be auctioned on September 9.
KM Media Group is the official media partner for Elmer’s Big Heart of Kent Parade.
Other backers include Gullands solicitors, Westerhill Homes, Chartway Group, Scarbutts Printers, MCM Net, Clive Emson, Maidstone Borough Council, Gallagher Group and One Maidstone.
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