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Jigsaw puzzles used to create 4ft mosaic elephant

Mosaic elephant jigsaw Image copyright PA
Image caption The artwork is expected to be auctioned for children's charity Together For Short Lives

An artist has created a 4ft (1.2m) elephant using old jigsaw puzzles, as part of a scheme to donate new ones to five hospitals in England and Scotland.

Every time a member of the public donated an old puzzle, a new one was pledged to patients.

Hospitals benefiting from the project include London's Great Ormond Street and Birmingham Heartlands Hospital.

Natalie Guy, from Bournemouth, created the mosaic with 308 used jigsaws. It is hoped it will be auctioned for charity.

Money raised is expected to go to Together For Short Lives, a charity which supports children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions.

Ms Guy's previous works have raised more than £120,000 for charities.

Patients at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, The Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh, and Bristol Southmead Hospital are also benefiting from the new jigsaw scheme launched by Jumbo Games.

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