Baby elephant to help with fund-raising

Photo:David Sewell and the green elephant

David Sewell and the green elephant

Pavilion Gardens cafe

Supporting the Pavilion Gardens Fund

By David Sewell

The Pavilion Gardens Café now has one of the baby elephants that adorned the gardens in September 2008 (click here). This 'Survival Tour' that moved from Dublin to Selfridges to Regent's Park and the Royal Pavilion grounds raised £400,000 for elephant corridors to be constructed in Africa.

To fund projects in Pavilion Gardens

The café has great plans to use this cute elephant to raise money to help fund major projects in the Pavilion Gardens. This hopefully will have the backing of the North Laine community as a lot of residents don't have their own garden and this is the nearest green open space. In other words this is the North Laine's own large garden!

Already a lot of attention

This baby Indian topiary elephant has already brought a lot of attention from children, students and our customers since we reopened on 6th March 2009 for the season. All we ask is that members of the public are kind to it and respect it. There will, however, be 'no feeding or riding'. The only exceptions to this may be if you are willing to make a sizeable donation to the Pavilion Gardens Fund! There will be competitions to come up with a suitable name unless a local business wants to pay to sponsor it.

Is it male or female?

If there are any North Laine residents who are elephant experts, please come forward to help us as we are not sure yet whether it is male or female....

[Previously published in the North Laine Runner, No 197, March/April 2009]

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