Support Worcester’s Big Parade 2021

Worcester’s Big Parade team are calling upon enthusiastic knitters, stitchers and those who crochet to start casting on for an autumn knit along. They are asking for the creative community to lovingly craft cuddly elephants and donate them to St Richard’s Hospice to support Worcester’s Big Parade.

They hope that handmade elephants can be available during the trail in 2021 for a donation towards our care.  All the money raised will help us continue to be there for patients living with serious progressive illnesses and their loved ones.

A choice of knit, crochet and felt patterns to inspire creativity are available below.

Crochet pattern, donated by Sabrina Somers

Finger puppet pattern, donated by Mary Jenkins

Glove puppet pattern, donated by Mary Jenkins

Alternative knitting and crochet patterns can also be found here (some free and some paid for). For those who stitch and sew, there are a few patterns here:

Elephant Toy Project, via

Flora the Elephant, via Bustle and Sew

You are obviously welcome to source your own patterns and designs too! Finished elephants should be sent or delivered to Sara Matthews, Business Development Manager at St Richard’s Hospice in Wildwood Drive, Worcester.