Elephant in the Room

Create a unique Memory Elephant to remember your loved one

Create a Memory Elephant to remember someone special

While you’ll need to grieve for your loved one, it’s also important to celebrate their life and remember the good times you shared together. One way of doing that is by creating a Memory Elephant.

The Elephant in the Room project was started by a lady called Lorna, who following the loss of her husband, joined a sewing group and took inspiration from this when she found herself not wishing to part with some special pieces of her husband’s clothing. She decided to turn these into a beautiful stuffed elephant and found it such a comfort that she wanted to share this with others whilst helping to raise funds for her local hospice.

Dying and death is often a topic that people avoid taking about, the aim of this project is to lift the silence and enable people to talk. We feel privileged to be able to offer this to our families and local community.

With our Memory Elephants, we can turn those precious pieces of clothing into you own, one-of-a-kind, cherished keepsake. Whether it be a loved one’s favourite shirt for special occasions, that jumper they wore every day, or a combination of several pieces of clothing – your elephant, just like your own memories, will be unique to you.

  • Your Memory Elephant can be made from clothing of your choosing.
  • Different pieces can be incorporated which hold special memories.
  • Lovingly created by our experienced volunteers.
  • Donations encouraged to help us continue to provide our dedicated Hospice care.
If you would like to place an order you can do so below, please note that it can take 6-8 weeks for your Memory Elephant to be created by one of our experienced volunteers.

Once your Memory Elephant has been created you are encouraged to make a donation, you can do this by clicking the donate button at the top of the page.

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Elephant in the Room

You can make a difference

Our vision is for local patients with life-limiting illnesses, and their families, to be able to access the best possible care and support, whenever and wherever they need it.

This will only be possible with the generosity and commitment of our supporters.  Every day your donations help us to develop and deliver the services which make such a difference in our patients’ lives.   

Please support us in whatever way you can to help keep our dedicated and specialist care available for those who need it.