UPDATE: Thank you to everybody who has helped us raise over £3900 for St Elizabeth Hospice. We have exceeded our target and are very grateful to all our staff and customers for the support. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Between the 23rd and 26th November 2018, Coes will be donating 10% of all sales online to St Elizabeth Hospice in Ipswich to support Elmer’s Big Parade.
Earlier this year, we pledged to raise £3,500 to support St Elizabeth Hospice, improving life for people living with progressive and terminal illnesses. As part of their Elmer’s Big Parade Art Trail which will launch in 2019, we have been hosting fundraising events for our customers, Coes staff and local businesses and have been overwhelmed with the support. The trail, which is based on the much-loved character Elmer the patchwork elephant, sees the hospice once again join up with Wild in Art and new partner Andersen Press. The event also coincides with both St Elizabeth Hospice and Elmer’s 30th anniversary and there will be an anticipated 50 Elmer statues around Ipswich!
To contribute towards our fundraising total, we will be donating 10% of online sales on our busiest weekend of the year to the charity. We hope this will help raise enough to fund at least some of the vital services the hospice offers.
For more information about St Elizabeth Hospice and to hear more about the upcoming art trail, please click here. Make sure you follow us on social media for updates on our progress. If you would like to make a donation, you can visit our Just Giving page here.
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