The Elephant in the Room
We've joined forces to create a hard-hitting animation entitled ‘The Elephant in the Room’ addressing head-on the subject of dying and aimed at raising awareness of hospice care within local communities.
The 90 second animation features a character who is told he is dying and his fears and worries become his own ‘Elephant in the Room’. The character and his elephant follow a journey through difficulties and challenges to then understand and receive hospice care and support.
George Cameron, chair of the group and chief executive of Treetops explained the importance of the project:
“When a person is told they are terminally ill, all sorts of thoughts go through their head but sometimes go unspoken and this forms an ‘elephant in the room’.
“Hospices are here to help patients discuss and come to terms with their fears and to understand what lies ahead for them. To dispel the concerns that have formed the elephant in their own lives.
“Together with hospice support those affected by a life-limiting illness can deal with the unknown.”