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Herd of Elephants raises thousands for Children’s Hospital

The 58 elephants of the Sheffield herd were auctioned off last night at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield raising over £410,000 for Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity. The fibre glass models have been on display around the city for the past three months to wide public acclaim. An elephant designed by artist Matthew Cooper and signed by members of Arctic Monkeys sold for £16,500 while artist Pete McKee’s elephant ‘Marjorie’ achieved the highest bid and sold for £22,000.The money raised from the auction will help pay for new scanner equipment for the Sheffield Children’s Hospital. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!