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Our ‘memory elephants’ are wonderful keepsakes for those who have lost loved ones. Volunteers to sew the elephants are key to the project.
‘Memory Elephants’ are a special way of remembering someone who has died and are made using material from their favourite clothing which is provided by their loved ones in return for a donation towards patient care at St. Rocco’s.
It is a lovely way to remember someone and it can also encourage talk around ‘The Elephant in the Room’ – death, dying and grieving. Find out more about Elephant in the Room [link to IMO Elephant in the Room page .
St. Rocco’s will provide the necessary equipment and the pattern. Experience suggests that an elephant takes around 3 hours to make but the quality of the elephant is very important so we
We are hoping to use a room at St. Rocco’s where volunteers can meet up to make elephants. We are also considering if volunteers can make elephants at home if they have their own equipment.
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