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Childhood favourite Elmer to come to Blackpool streets
Blackpool will play host to thirty massive Elmer statues in what is a first-of-its-kind event, lasting for eight weeks from 13th April to 9th June 2024.
Elmer’s Big Parade will hit Blackpool next year and the free family-friendly Elmer trail – organised and hosted by Brian House Children’s Hospice charity – will run for a total of eight weeks from Spring to early Summer. During this time, visitors and locals alike can ‘collect’ each of the sculptures which will be uniquely designed and decorated by artists, and grab a reward for doing so.
At the conclusion of the eight-week event, there will be a grand farewell event which will see all thirty Elmers come together for the one and only time. Then the statues will be sold to raise money for the organising charity at an auction.
Linzi Warburton, head of fundraising, said: “After working with Blackpool Council and other local partners, we are absolutely delighted to be able to announce the much-anticipated dates for Elmer’s Big Parade Blackpool. We can’t wait to see our unique Elmers ‘on parade’ from 13th April and see the many thousands of people enjoying them in town and unlocking special rewards on our trail app throughout the eight weeks.
“We’ve had such an exciting few months welcoming new sponsors to the herd, and we really can’t wait for next spring, seeing our wonderful Elmers on display and raising money and awareness of our children’s hospice, supporting our area’s most fragile children.”
The large Elmer statues will be accompanied by some Young Elmers which are being decorated and designed by youth organisations and schools across the Blackpool area.