Posted on 4th October 2023
Iconic Elephant for Auction
Ingatestone, Essex – This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for someone to own a gloriously decorated 2m elephant! Situated indoors or out, he will be the ultimate talking point in your home and a wonderful addition to your family!
A member of Remus Horse Sanctuary very kindly donated the elephant, named ‘Never Forget’ to Remus to auction and raise much needed funds for the Remus animals.
The dimensions of this beautiful elephant are 2200m (length) x 1600m (height) x 800mm (width). The weight is approx 40kg and he is made of fibreglass. Each elephant was treated with varnish to protect them from the elements. Over time he would need to be re-varnished to re-protect him.
This not so little elephant was part of the Herd in the City initiative along the Essex seafront, organised by Little Havens Hospice. These wonderfully decorated elephants each had a meaning and significance and were part of a trail that people could follow. The herd was then auctioned at the end of the event with bids starting at £3,500.
The Hospice chose elephants for the trail to make people aware of:
‘Never Forget’ was designed by local artist Neil Fendell and sponsored by Ruark Audio. Neil’s inspiration focused on “having a connection with our past, and remembering where we came from, as it’s an important part of understanding who we are. Never Forget.”
Sue Burton, Founder of Remus Horse Sanctuary, said: “We are delighted to have received the gift of this iconic elephant and, as Remus is so often likened to a hospice environment for our animals, the sentiments of ‘Never Forget’ is very fitting. We never forget any of our animals.
“We really hope this wonderful elephant will find a treasured new home whilst raising much needed funds for Remus.”
You can find out more about ‘Never Forget’ at the Herd in The City website at: www.herdinthe.city/sculptures/never-forget.
You can own this unique elephant, just head over to the Remus Facebook page and place your bid on the pinned post at the top of the page at: www.facebook.com/RemusHorseSanctuary.
Or email Sue Burton at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 01277 356191.