1. ITV Report

Say goodbye to Herd of Sheffield at Meadowhall

Meadowhall is set to host an event to say farewell to the Herd of Sheffield as The Children’s Hospital Charity says a final goodbye to its elephants who are heading to pastures new.

The 58 elephants will be marching off Sheffield streets before making a farewell appearance at the centre October 14th-16th.

This event will give visitors a chance to see all the elephants in their glory - from the Arctic Monkeys’ “AM”, signed and named after their 2013 hit album, right through to “SnookHerd”, autographed by a host of international snooker players celebrating the heritage of snooker in the city.

The Herd together makes the largest public art event the city has ever seen.

Meadowhall will be the first and last time The Herd will be in one place and open to the public, before being auctioned off to raise funds for The Children’s Hospital on October 20th.

Meadowhall’s elephants have been extremely popular this summer with our visitors, but this is the only time the public will be able to see all the elephants from across the city in one location. It promises to be a spectacular sight.

– Darren Pearce, Meadowhall Centre Director

The Herd has been brilliant over the summer and it’s been amazing seeing so many people out and about in the city elephant spotting. We’re very pleased to be partnering with Meadowhall to give people one last opportunity to find any they might not have seen on the trail. We’ll be sad to see the elephants go but knowing that they will soon be auctioned off to raise vital funds for the hospital makes saying goodbye a bit easier!

– David Vernon-Edwards, Charity Director at The Children’s Hospital Charity