To me and my family the elephants represent the love we each have for Iain, and the love he had for us. They have given us all great comfort that part of Iain is very much still with us, with the saying ‘an elephant never forgets’, this couldn’t be any truer.
Since starting to make these special elephants I have also found that they have also enabled people to talk more openly about death and dying, in some cases having those often difficult conversations about our personal wishes. None of use wants to think about our own mortality, but it’s so important to share your thoughts and wishes with your loved ones.
Since Iain passed away we have raised over £4,000 in his memory and are committed to supporting the vital work of Trinity Hospice. Since launching ‘Elephants in the Room’ I have raised a further £1,000 for the Hospice. If you would like an elephant made using the clothing of a loved one please get in touch, via Trinity’s Fundraising Team. All I ask is for minimum donation per elephant to be made to Trinity Hospice, so others can receive the care and compassion Iain and our family received.