21 Aug 2019

Law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) is proud to continue its support for St Oswald's Hospice with its involvement in this year's Elmer's Great North Parade
Elmer's Great North Parade will feature over 70 individually designed elephants based on the much loved children's character, Elmer the Patchwork Elephant, at numerous locations across the North East. St Oswald's Hospice provides specialist care for North East adults, young people and children with incurable conditions with a target to raise £7.5m every year.

As part of its support WBD is hosting a quiz, alongside other sponsors Ryder Architecture and NBS, to be held at The Biscuit Factory in November  to raise valuable funds for the Hospice. The firm has adopted Orbit The Elephant as part of the trail which has been placed outside the firm's Newcastle office on the Quayside. The elephant is painted to represent the world and  features  a space station orbiting him and small ripples along his trunk to reflect WBD's, transatlantic connections. The elephant was hand painted and designed by Jim Edwards, a local artist based in the North East.

Kevin Robertson, Partner and Head of the Newcastle office, commented:

"Following the success of its Great North Snowdogs campaign in 2016, we're really pleased to be supporting St Oswald's Hospice once again this time with Elmer's Great North Parade. The quiz we hosted in 2016 was a great success and we're looking forward to hosting this year's event and enjoying the support of our clients and friends in the North East business community. The ten week long programme will boost our region's creative and artistic talent whilst showcasing the North East on the national stage. We hope that everyone in the region enjoys the trail and finding our very own Orbit located by the Quayside."    

Ranking in the top 20 law firms and with its largest office in Newcastle, WBD provide legal expertise in eleven key sectors from across eight offices in the UK and 19 offices in the US.

Orbit the Elephant