Farewell Weekend and Auction!

We are so excited to invite you to our Farewell weekend on Saturday the 2nd and Sunday the 3rd of March!

This will be your opportunity to take some last photos, collect those last sculptures, and say goodbye to your favourite elephants over this weekend! There will be merchandise available to purchase, food stalls, face painting, and a whole lot of colourful elephants!

On Thursday the 7th, we will be hosting an Auction, the final event with the herd! All 30 sculptures will be auctioned off in a grand event, to raise funds for the Laura Fergusson Brain Injury Trust. 

Click here to find the website for the live auction!

For more information on both of these events, click here!


Thank you for joining us!

“We are incredibly excited to bring David McKee’s much-loved elephant character, Elmer the Patchwork Elephant to life in what will be the most colourful art trail yet. We have 30 large elephants, individually designed by professional and emerging artists, that will be displayed through the streets, parks and public spaces of Christchurch and the surrounding towns from November 25, 2023, to February 18, 2024.

Elmer’s Ōtautahi Elephant Trail will be supported by a learning programme enabling thousands of children and young people to participate in this highly visible, family-friendly art trail. Ultimately the sculptures will be auctioned to raise money to enable the Laura Fergusson Brain Injury Trust to support people impacted by traumatic brain and other complex injuries throughout Canterbury.”

Kathryn Jones

CEO, Laura Fergusson Brain Injury Trust

Join the herd!

We can’t do it alone and we would love for you to join our sponsors and partners, big and small, in our herd.

Please join us as we stage this unforgettable event.


Get involved

Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity for businesses, the creative sector and communities to come together to create something special. There are still opportunities to be involved as a sponsor. Contact Robyn at robyn.medlicott@lfbit.co.nz for any enquiries.

Your donations create real change

The trail ultimately helps the Laura Fergusson Foundation to raise money for the Laura Fergusson Brain Injury Trust.

At any one time, Laura Fergusson Brain Injury Trust is assessing, supporting and rehabilitating over 1000 Cantabrians with brain, spinal or other complex injuries. All money raised from this art trail will be used to build a new campus for the Laura Fergusson Brain Injury Trust.

The Laura Fergusson Foundation is registered with Charities Services. Our charity number is: CC55765


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