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Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk2 min read

Norman wearing the Coes Made to Measure Elmer suit at the launch of Elmer's Big Parade Suffolk

Elmer is the star of this summer’s art trail, which features 55 hand-painted sculptures, based on the beloved children’s book character, in support of St Elizabeth Hospice.

Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk sees the hospice once again team up with Wild in Art, and a new partner – publishers and experts on all things Elmer – Andersen Press. The hospice offers expert care and support for those living with progressive or terminal illnesses, and their families. We hope this summer we can work together to help them continue to offer such a fantastic service to our community.

Meet Pip the Elephant

Our Elmer is named Pip and she sports a bold watermelon design… we think she’s the best elephant on the trail (but we’re also a bit biased)!

Seasoned Wild in Art sculture designer, Sue Guthrie, is the artist responsible for the Coes sponsored Elmer. Sue says “I’m thrilled to have my design selected for the trail as I really wanted to see how this one would look in the flesh. One of my favourite parts of the Wild in Art sculpture trails is the way that the public interact with the sculpture on social media and I can’t wait to watch how Pip’s personality develops during the trail. The trail will raise funds for St Elizabeth Hospice, alongside raising awareness of the great work that they do there. I really hope that Pip plays a role in it!”

You can follow Pip on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Elmer App Offer

Download the Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk App this summer – it’s the perfect trail companion! Unlock elephants, keep track of your progress and discover exclusive offers.

The Coes elephant, Pip, is hiding a very special discount. Visit Pip on Barrack Corner and unlock her profile to receive £10 off when you spend £50 or more in-store!

Offer Terms and Conditions

This offer is limited to one redemption per person. It cannot be combined with any other offer, discount of promotion. This offer is not redeemable against gift vouchers, hirewear, sale items, Elmer merchandise or schoolwear. Available exclusively in our Ipswich store and valid until 7th September at 6pm.

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