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Haynes provide Sponsorship to Heart of Kent Hospice
Haynes Ford provide a New Ranger Raptor to support Elmer's Big Heart of Kent Parade

From 20th June to the 23rd August 2020 a herd of fabulously colourful and unique elephants will take you on a trail around our beautiful County town of Maidstone. The trail will incorporate Maidstone’s vibrant town centre, the stunning Maidstone River Park and also some popular landmarks.

This family trail will feature up to 50 individually designed large Elmer sculptures, based on the much loved children’s character, Elmer the Patchwork Elephant. Each sculpture will feature a unique design by some amazing artists, both well-known and emerging.

The trail will consist of these sculptures being situated at key points around the County Town and will provide a family day out, while also raising awareness of the Hospice and the outstanding support it offers for local families dealing with terminal illness.

Elmer will be travelling in style when he is out and about at events promoting the trail in an eyecatching, matching patchwork Ford Ranger Raptor – the new Performance Pick Up, provided by us here at Haynes Ford.

The Raptor, wrapped in a patchwork vinyl has been loaned to the Heart of Kent Hospice for the next year, enabling it to be used to attend local events and promotions and for staff to use for meetings. Andrew Haynes, presenting Heart of Kent Hospice Chief Executive Sarah Pugh with the keys said, “We are delighted to be able to support Heart of Kent Hospice and the community of Maidstone in this exciting project.”

If you see Elmer and the Raptor on your travels - please feel free to give him a wave, a toot and post your photos onto our social media and use the hashtag #elmermaidstone.

To learn more about Elmer’s Big Heart of Kent Parade find out more at
Shown above handing over the New Ranger Raptor is Andrew Haynes (Chairman & Managing Director, Haynes Group) to Sarah Raine (Project Manager, Heart of Kent Hospice)
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