SLC Rail, the new railway station specialist, is pleased to be supporting Worcester’s Big Parade, which went live on Tuesday, 13 July.  The 6-mile art trail around the city features 30 large elephant sculptures and 36 calves and will remain in place until 5 September.

SLC has sponsored Sundown Stroll, a large elephant sculpture which is located at The Cross and designed by local artist Kristina Butigan.  The event aims to raise funds for locally based St Richard’s Hospice.

Ian Walters, Managing Director of SLC Rail said: “We are really pleased to be supporting this event, which will bring smiles to the faces of people in Worcester whilst raising money for a really good cause.

“We’re used to working on creating new infrastructure, so it’s been interesting to see a very different project come to life in a county that we often work in.”

Kristina Butigan said: “I’m very proud to be part of the Worcester’s Big Parade and to be working with a business that is aligned with my own values of community.

“My design reflects the vibrant wilderness inhabited by the African Elephant and its herd; and the dazzling colours of a tropical sunset. It’s also inspired by the African term: ‘Ubuntu’, the belief we are all defined by our compassion and humanity towards others.”

Sara Matthews, Business Development Manager for St Richard’s, said: “We are delighted that SLC Rail has sponsored one of our herd and we can’t wait to see everyone out there exploring the city!

“The parade is the perfect, open air opportunity to reconnect with family, with friends, with colleagues and with the city, while helping to support the care we provide to families across Worcestershire.”

Sundown Stroll is at location number five on the Art Trail.