46 large elephant sculptures and 72 baby elephants nestled amongst the iconic landmarks of Southend-on-Sea, Leigh-on-Sea and Shoeburyness in the summer of 2023. Each elephant had its own unique design and personality, making art accessible to all.
These masterpieces were designed and created by local and national artists, plus schools and community groups, to form a spectacular sculpture trail – all to raise vital funds and awareness for Havens Hospices.
The Farewell Party at the end of the trail welcomed over 1,800 visitors and raised over £17,000.
It was then time for an unforgettable evening of ele-fun, where the auction of the sculptures raised an incredible £180,000.
was raised through the auction of the large Elephant sculptures for Havens Hospices.
Phillippa and Rachael Corcutt
Emma Gibbs de Oliveira
24 Little Hours
App players voted for their favourite sculptures on Herd in the City and 24 Little Hours came out top of the trunks!
This intricate mosaic sculpture by Jen French gave us the chance to stop, be still, and take a moment to reset as we were taken on a journey of what happens in just 24 little hours.
About Havens Hospices
Havens Hospices provides palliative nursing and supportive care to adults and children living with complex or incurable conditions across Essex.
Their specialist Care Teams can support them and their family living throughout illness, death and bereavement in the comfort of their own home and through our hospice services, Fair Havens in Southend-on-Sea and Little Havens in Benfleet.