Blackhurst Budd are proud sponsors of Blackpool’s first ever public art trail

Elmer’s Big Parade Blackpool will see at least 30 large Elmer sculptures, each individually painted by artists and illustrators, placed in key locations around the town. It will create a free family-friendly eight-week trail this spring, boosting Blackpool’s economy, celebrating everything that makes the town diverse and raising vital income for its children’s hospice, Brian House.

Blackhurst Budd have invested in the trail and will have its branding on their very own sculpture located in Blackpool town centre. They have chosen a beautiful design by Lucy Hebden inspired by the Blackpool coast. The sculpture will then be auctioned along with all other Elmer sculptures on the trail at the end of the event to raise money for Brian House.

Brian House Children’s Hospice

Blackhurst Budd has supported Brian House and Trinity Hospice for many years and has said:

“Brian House and Trinity Hospice are fantastic local charities providing much needed care and support for children and their families. We have supported both charities over many years. Most recently we donated £10,000 to Trinity Hospice from the firm’s charity account, which comprises of many small sums that our generous clients have agreed to donate.

We are delighted to continue our support by sponsoring a sculpture on Elmer’s Big Parade Blackpool, which is a great way to raise awareness and funds whilst bringing a unique attraction to Blackpool. Anyone who visits our sculpture will also be able to enter a free prize draw to win £300 or a set of AirPods.”

Elmer’s Big Parade Blackpool will take to the streets of Blackpool from Saturday 13th April 2024. It is expected to bring more than 250,000 visitors to the town as they take part in the trail and could contribute more than £1.5 million to the local economy. It is hoped it will raise more than £110,000 for Brian House.

Brian House’s Corporate Partnership Manager, said: “Blackhurst Budd has been a wonderful friend to Brian House and Trinity Hospice helping to raise much-needed funds so that we can provide outstanding care to the local people who need us, wherever they are.

“With their continued generosity, our art trail will truly allow us to showcase our town while supporting the vital work our teams do at Brian House for local families.

“By sponsoring our art trail, Blackhurst Budd is helping us to celebrate our town and everything that makes it really special – just like the children we are privileged to care for. We are so grateful to them for their continued support for our charity and for helping us to bring a mammoth amount of fun to Blackpool.”

Elmer’s Big Parade Blackpool is being brought to the town by Brian House in partnership with Wild in Art and Andersen Press. The Elmer sculptures are inspired by David McKee’s beloved children’s books, each uniquely decorated to create a truly unique experience for locals and visitors to discover and re-discover Blackpool.

For more information about Elmer’s Big Parade Blackpool, visit and follow @elmerblackpool on social media.

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