2016 - November 2016

Elephants stampede to new homes at Herd of Sheffield auction – 02/11/16

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The two elephants sponsored by Henry Boot Construction have raised a total of £12,900 at an auction held at the Crucible Theatre on Thursday 20 October.

The evening’s event saw all 58 Herd of Sheffield elephants auctioned for The Children’s Hospital Charity and raised a huge grand total of £410,600 towards funding a Multipurpose Fluoroscopy System for Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

Of our two sponsored elephants, artist Deven Bhurke’s ‘Henry the Constructor’ raised £5,100 and Temper’s ‘Heard Sheffield?’ raised £7,800.

Banner Plant once again helped transport all the elephants to and from the Crucible Theatre for the event, with special lifting equipment and lorries.

The Crucible stage was the final outing for 58 uniquely designed elephant sculptures which have spent the summer months residing in Sheffield’s parks and open spaces to create an interactive public art trail. The trail, organised by Wild in Art and The Children’s Hospital Charity, has captured the imagination of thousands of visitors who’ve been out exploring the trail and rediscovering all that Sheffield has to offer.

The highest bid of the night came from Broadfield Holdings who bought Pete McKee’s elephant for £22,000 pounds. Other highlights included AM by the Arctic Monkeys which was sold for £16,500 and the Henderson’s Relish elephant Hendophant by Matt Cockayne which raised £11,300 for The Children’s Hospital Charity.

Rebecca Staden, Fundraising Manager at The Children’s Hospital Charity says, “The team at Henry Boot have been an amazing sponsor of the Herd of Sheffield, helping us to move the elephants into their summer homes and for their help at our Auction delivering our herd safe and sound for their final send off.”

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Karen Fisher
Business Development Manager