Sheffield Children's Hospital Charity and The Star teamed up for a Herd of Sheffield Elephant Fun Day on Devonshire Green
Sheffield Children's Hospital Charity and The Star teamed up for a Herd of Sheffield Elephant Fun Day on Devonshire Green

13 pictures of people on the Herd of Sheffield trail - who can you spot?

The Bears of Sheffield art trail around the city has proved to be hugely popular event, with lots of people out looking for the 160 beautifully-decorated statues.

Wednesday, 21st July 2021, 9:38 am

The fundraising idea for The Children’s Hospital Charity was a follow-on from the Herd of Sheffield which was also a huge hit. That took place in the summer of 2016 when dozens of brightly-coloured elephants appeared on our streets for us all to find.

The herd raised £600,000 and the charity hopes that the bears will top that sum. The money raised will go towards the £2.75 million needed for a new cancer and leukaemia ward at the hospital.

The elephants were inspired by the famous “Tommy Ward’s elephant” Lizzie, who hauled wagon-loads of scrap metal around during World War One, and the bears are based on the sculpture that stands in the old bear pit at the Botanical Gardens, where real animals were once displayed.

Bears website: bearsofsheffield.com

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