Elephant Wanderings

The purpose of these Wandering Elephants is to be given to an individual or organisation as a token of the love, care and support of the community. The individual or organisation can keep the elephant until they find someone else in need of it. We hope the elephants will travel throughout Bolton and beyond, let’s see how far they get.

If you have been given an elephant, don’t forget to tag its location. For help on how to do this, read ‘About The Game’. When you decide to pass it on, log this too. That way we can find out what happens to them once they leave All Souls.

Latest Wanderings

Nelly was checked in by Karen Graham at on July 26th, 2016 06:38

Nelly

Nelly's Story

Nelly would like to take this opportunity to apologise for being such a lazy elephant and a bad correspondent. The time that she has spent on the Greek island of Tilos has lulled her into lethargy. "Tilos is so laid back that one cannot help laying back with it!" says Nelly. She actually came to Tilos with the hope of volunteering her services to the refugees, but it seems like, as soon as Nelly arrived the situation for the refugees changed and they stopped arriving to Tilos. A shame because she was hoping to go and spend some time with a refugee family when her time on Tilos was coming to an end. Her keepers know many refugees who are now living in Europe but, after long talks on the subject with Nelly, we decided that the refugees had too many problems settling into their new homes, and too many serious worries about their families back in Syria, to be ready to receive Nelly as a guest. Therefore, she has decided to return to her previous keeper who is in touch with more people who will appreciate Nelly's services. She has, however, been on several adventures on Tilos in between long periods of sleep! So, now Nellie will bid farewell to current keeper and look forward to whatever other adventures are in store for her.......

Nelly's Photos

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Bob was checked in by Amanda Gerry at Sunderland, Tyne and Wear on January 19th, 2016 19:09

Bob

Bob's Story

Bob has now arrived in sunny Sunderland in the North East of England, although it's not so sunny today and if he had arrived last week we could have gone sledging! Bob is currently watching tv in my office and keeping out the way of my cat who has taken s dislike to him for some reason? I plan to introduce him to lots of new friends over the next few weeks so keep an eye out for our photos to document his new adventure!

About Bob's Keeper

I am the Development Manager for The Canny Space and am helping conserve a beautiful Grade1 listed church that is nearly 300 years old! I travel a lot so hopefully can introduce Bob to lots of new friends and lots of beautiful places

Bob was checked in by Amanda Gerry at Sunderland, Tyne and Wear on January 19th, 2016 19:09

Bob

Bob's Story

Bob has now arrived in sunny Sunderland in the North East of England, although it's not so sunny today and if he had arrived last week we could have gone sledging! Bob is currently watching tv in my office and keeping out the way of my cat who has taken s dislike to him for some reason? I plan to introduce him to lots of new friends over the next few weeks so keep an eye out for our photos to document his new adventure!

About Bob's Keeper

I am the Development Manager for The Canny Space and am helping conserve a beautiful Grade1 listed church that is nearly 300 years old! I travel a lot so hopefully can introduce Bob to lots of new friends and lots of beautiful places

Nelly was checked in by Karen Graham at Bolton, UK on December 15th, 2015 20:04

Nelly

Nelly's Story

Nelly has only just arrived to Tilos after a very long and uncomfortable journey. Just sharing a Coca Cola with me in the village square was all the adventure she could manage for today! Maybe tomorrow I'll be able to tell her that she's arrived to the home of her ancestors ... the famous dwarf elephants of Tilos.

Nelly's Photos

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About Nelly's Keeper

I'm an English woman who has lived permanently with my husband, Charlie, on the Greek island of Tilos for the last 10 years. We are volunteers who help the refugees when they arrive to Tilos from Turkey by small boat. This has been my life for the last 18 months and I miss them when they're not here........

Frodo was checked in on December 13th, 2015 21:33

Frodo

Frodo's Story

Hi Again, Frodo here. Long time no speak? I've been off on my adventures and been a little remiss in updating you all. Recently I went to the middle east to visit friends in Oman. I spent time in the capital city Muscat but also had adventures in the desert and at a turtle sanctuary. You can see from my expression in my picture in the desert how imposing the vast expanses of sand are. Next update Paris - coming soon . . . . .

Frodo's Photos

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