Elmer auction raises over £320,000 for local hospice

    St Luke's Hospice says it's enough to care for 300 families at home

    The Elmer sculptures were auctioned off last night (9th October) in aid of St Luke’s Hospice.

    The 65 colourful elephants, that were scattered around Plymouth this summer, have raised £323,750 at auction.  

    It's after Elmer's Big Parade, a 10 week trail for people to follow around the city and find all 65 elephants, in Devon's biggest public art event of the year. 

    The charity says the money raised will allow them to care for over 300 families at home.

    The highest bid went for local artist Brian Pollard's Elmer at £36,000 to the Miller family (pictured). On Twitter, St Luke's said: "Words cannot describe how grateful we are!"

     

    More from Local News

    News

    Traffic

    • A30 - Bodmin, Cornwall

      A30 Eastbound partially blocked due to broken down vehicle from A38 Launceston Road (Callywith, Bodmin) to A30 (Cardingham Turn Off, Millpool). Traffic is coping well.

    • B3432 Novorossisk Road - Leigham, Devon

      Novorossisk Road Northbound partially blocked due to accident near Pattinson Drive. Traffic is coping well.

    • Torpoint Ferry - Cornwall, Devon

      Waiting times of up to ten minutes and three ferries running on Torpoint Ferry between Devonport and Torpoint.