ExaClair's Decopatch range of maché elephants will form a colourful art trail in and around Horsham, Sussex, as part of a local charity initiative from 25th July – 20th August.
The Horsham Rotary Club, organiser of the event, has asked organisations and businesses to adopt and decorate the 150 Decopatch elephants, ranging in size from 12cm to 1m high. Once decorated, they'll be displayed for the five-week summer period, creating a fun activity for residents and tourists to enjoy.
Medium sized elephants are on offer to celebrities free of charge, to be decorated to raise charity proceeds. Vic Reeves is just one of the big names already revealed as being involved in the project and others that are soon to be announced as the grand unveiling launch event approaches.
This is the second time the Horsham Rotary Club has promoted the town and local charities. In 2013, a similar two-week giraffe trail attracted more than 12,000 people, a number that organisers are hoping to build on this year. After the event, the model elephants are to be auctioned with proceeds divided across the participating charities, including the Born Free Foundation, an international wildlife organisation established over 30 years ago by local actress Virginia McKenna OBE.
“The lightweight maché elephants are strong and durable, meaning they will stand the test of time in outside conditions,” says Nick Parry, Head of Art and Craft at ExaClair. “The Decopatch papers are available in an enormous variety of colours and designs, and their thinness combined with their strength make them very easy to use, so we are looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with! “It's a fun, community spirited project that we are delighted to be involved with,” Nick continues, “and we hope the elephants will be well supported at auction to raise money for great local causes and charities.”
For more contact Horhsam Rotary Club W: horshamrotary.org.uk/ firstname.lastname@example.org 01553 696600
Posted: 22 June 2015
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