Herd of elephants set to raise money for Sheffield Children’s

Herd of Sheffield
07 July 2016

This summer a herd of elephant sculptures will descend on Sheffield for the biggest public art event the city has ever seen!

During July 58 large fibreglass elephants, designed and created by artists and sponsored by local businesses, will be dotted around the city.

Using a special Herd of Sheffield app you will be able to follow the trail and collect points by seeing as many of the sculptures as possible.

A herd of 72 baby elephants that make up the Little Herd can also be found in 11 different indoor locations around Sheffield. More than 10,000 children from 72 local schools, along with their teachers, came together to design and decorate their own pieces of art for everyone to see.

Virtual Stampede

To celebrate the parade of elephants people are being encouraged to take part in the Virtual Stampede.

Anyone anywhere can get involved, all you need to do is walk, run, cycle or swim 60km during September. That can be in one go or you can make up the distance over any number of days during the month.

Money raised from the Virtual Stampede will go to the Physiotherapy Department at Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

Lizzie the elephant

The idea for the stampede was inspired by Lizzie, an elephant that was brought to Sheffield during the First World War to replace working horses that were recruited by the military.

You can read more about Lizzie on The University of Sheffield website.

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