Haven Power supports St Elizabeth Hospice’s ‘Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk’ fundraiser
Ipswich-based business electricity supplier Haven Power is delighted to announce its participation in ‘Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk’ taking place from June to September 2019.
The Parade marks the 30th anniversary of both St Elizabeth Hospice and much loved children’s character Elmer, the patchwork elephant. With around 50 sculptures around Ipswich, it follows the art trail format of the hospice’s ‘Pigs Gone Wild’ 2016 event that raised £200,000 for the charity and attracted more than 250,000 visitors to the town.
A local Cornerstone Employer with over 400 members of staff, Haven Power actively supports charity activities as well as educational and development projects across Suffolk. For example, the company’s employees volunteered over 1,000 hours of their time working in the community in 2018.
Paul Sheffield, Chief Operating Officer at Haven Power, says: “We’re excited about our involvement in Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk, which will be raising funds for an important and inspiring local charity. We’re fully aware of the wonderful care and services that St Elizabeth Hospice provides. We also believe that, as well as generating funds, the Parade will enrich the area’s artistic and cultural life while making a positive contribution to the local economy.”
St Elizabeth Hospice enables terminally ill people of all ages to get the most out of life. The charity is close to the hearts of many of the company’s staff and the parade supports Haven Power’s community goals. The energy company’s Community Engagement team is planning several elephant-based fundraising activities in the run up to the trail opening in June 2019. Currently, the team’s working with local artist Ian Pointer to create an eye-catching design for its sculpture.