12 July 2016

Meet the Hendophant

Sheffielders are invited to the Henderson’s factory on Leavygreave Road this Thursday (14th July) for a special ‘Hendophant’ fundraising event.

As part of Sheffield Children’s Hospital’s Herd of Sheffield project, the Henderson’s elephant (or ‘Hendophant’) has been unveiled opposite the old Henderson’s factory. The sculpture is one of 58 elephants to descend on the city for a huge public art fundraising event.

As well as the opportunity to take photos with the Hendophant, artist Matt Cockayne will be on hand to sign limited edition prints of the design. There will also be the opportunity to take part in a Henderson’s-themed pub quiz and buy exclusive Hendophant bottles of the iconic Sheffield relish. All proceeds will go to the Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

There will also be the opportunity to comment on the plans for the new Henderson’s pub. The University of Sheffield previewed the proposed designs earlier this year, and the public are now being invited to give their feedback before the plans are submitted. Visitors can also try samples of the food proposed for the new pub.

“Henderson’s are really happy to be helping to raise awareness and funds for The Sheffield Children’s Hospital, as well as being involved in the preserving of our old factory within the exciting redevelopment that is underway for The University of Sheffield.”

Patrick Byrne

General Manager, Henderson's Relish

David Vernon-Edwards, Director of The Children's Hospital Charity said:

"Henderson's Relish are brilliant supporters of Sheffield Children's Hospital so we're absolutely delighted that they are continuing their support with a colourful addition to the Herd of Sheffield. Their design is one of the brightest on the trail and we're certain that visitors will love it."

The event takes place on Thursday July 14th from 3.30 to 8pm at Jessop Café, Leavygreave Road. (Opposite the former Henderson’s factory). You can sign up on Facebook, or just drop by during the afternoon.

The Hendophant is one of three of the herd adopted by The University of Sheffield, with others outside Firth Court and the Diamond building.

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