A FOND farewell has been bid to the Big Parade elephants as they left the city centre.

Volunteers worked hard to remove the 66 much loved elephants ready for their next adventure.

They left the city last night (Sunday) thanks to a team of volunteers from DSP Construction Management, AR Demolition, DRPG and Worcester City Council.

However, fans still have a chance to visit the herd as they will be in place for a Farewell Event at Worcestershire County Cricket Club from Thursday, September 30.

Afterwards, 30 elephants and one baby elephant will be auctioned to raise funds for St Richard’s Hospice.

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Thousands of people have enjoyed collecting the elephants over the last eight weeks using the Big Parade app.

More than 2,400 selfies with vibrant giants have been shared via the Big Parade app, with over 212,000 virtual elephants collected by trail chasers.

Sara Matthews, business development manager for St Richard’s Hospice, said: “After eight weeks in the city, our herd is now off for a little grazing time before returning for our Farewell Events taking place at Worcestershire County Cricket Club from 30th September.

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“After the Farewell Events, the big elephants – and one ele-baby – will be auctioned to raise funds for St Richard’s Hospice.

"We would like to say a BIG parade ‘thank you’ to everyone who’s joined our herd and supported our care at St Richard’s this summer.”

The Farewell Events take place from September 30 to October 3, and again from October 7 to October 10.

People can book one hour slots between 10am and 6pm (last admission 5pm).

On Sundays one hour slots are available between 12pm and 4pm (last admission 3pm).

Tickets cost £6 for adults and £3 for two to 16 year olds, under 2’s go free. Family tickets (2 adults and up to 3 children) cost £15.

To book, visit worcestersbigparade.co.uk.