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Home needed for giant Christmas 'Elvis' elf lantern

Elf lantern Image copyright York House Centre
Image caption Elvis the elf was the star attraction at a giant lantern parade earlier this month

A charity is hoping to find a home for a giant elf "lantern" as it has not got anywhere to store it.

"Elvis" the 10ft (3m) elf was made by volunteers at youth and arts charity York House Centre, in Milton Keynes.

Having starred in a lantern parade earlier this month, the willow and tissue paper creation, filled with fairy lights, needs a new home.

Elvis the elf's head is detachable, which might frighten the children, but makes transportation easier.

The lantern was created by volunteers for the Stony Stratford procession, where he took pride of place on 2 December.

Image copyright York House Centre
Image caption The elf is filled with fairy lights

"He's a handsome chap who would... make a real impact at a Christmas party," the charity's Fiona Trinder said.

Elvis is "not weather-proof" so ideally will need to "live indoors", she added, but he will have the "wow factor", wherever he is placed.

As the charity has run out of room to store Elvis, they are hoping he will appeal to someone else who will give him a new home by Tuesday.

The charity is asking for a donation of £60 to cover the cost of materials and the Christmas lights used to make the elf.

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