Elmer the Patchwork Elephant trail coming to Maidstone this summer for Heart of Kent Hospice

The first elephant sculpture to join a new art trail this summer has been unveiled - and you won't have much difficulty spotting this lad in a crowd.

"Where's Elmer" - designed by Where's Wally artist Martin Handford - has been revealed as the first of more than 40 elephant sculptures set to join Elmer the Patchwork Elephant as part of a free public art installation arriving in Maidstone this summer.

"Where's Elmer?" designed by the artist Martin Handford, has been unveiled as the first companion set to join Elmer the patchwork elephant this summer
"Where's Elmer?" designed by the artist Martin Handford, has been unveiled as the first companion set to join Elmer the patchwork elephant this summer

Dubbed Elmer's Big Heart of Kent Parade, the sculptures will raise awareness for the Heart of Kent Hospice, in Aylesford, which is working on the scheme in collaboration with event producers Wild in Art and children's books publisher Andersen Press.

The animal sculptures will be based on Elmer the Patchwork Elephant, the star of one of the most widely read childrens' books written by David McKee, and will be situated at key locations.

Organisers tweeted a photo of the new arrival yesterday, announcing: "We’re going to reveal the first Elmer sculpture that will be on the Parade this summer... drumroll... it’s... Where’s Elmer?sponsored by @WesterhillHomes."

"Where's Elmer?" will be one 40 Elmers coming to Maidstone this summer
"Where's Elmer?" will be one 40 Elmers coming to Maidstone this summer

They later posted a picture of the first two Elmers together, adding: "Friends that will be hanging out together this summer... A very special Where’s Elmer? by the artist Martin Handford and the iconic patchwork Elmer."

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