Can you help repair damaged Herd of Sheffield elephant?

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A Sheffield artist has launched a fundraising page to repair her recently vandalised Herd of Sheffield elephant.

Lisa Maltby started the JustGiving page earlier this week after the elephant she created for the charitable campaign - which also features creations by Pete McKee and Lydia Monks - was badly damaged.

The city artist, whose ‘Big Things Often Have Small Beginnings’ themed elephant hangs out by the fountain in the Botanical Gardens, is hoping to raise the £500 needed to repair it, ahead of the charitable auction on October 20. The auction, held at the Crucible Theatre, will see all 58 elephants auctioned off, with all money raised going directly towards funding a life-saving Multipurpose Fluoroscopy System for Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

Lisa said: “My elephant has recently been badly vandalised, meaning that not only I, but the charity team, will have to invest hours and resources into repairing it in time for the auction. The money and time spent on this could have been put to better things, such as the Children’s Hospital that we are all working so hard to raise money for.

“My elephant is about small things making a difference. Wouldn’t it be brilliant to counteract the vandalism with something big - like a whopping great charity donation, aided by yours truly? Please think about donating, even just a small amount, to turn this into something bigger and better. Please note that all of the money is going directly to the charity and not towards my materials or time.”

Visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Lisa-Maltby to make a donation.