Richard Powell, 65, of Garner Close, Brampton, was asked to paint the RAF Red Arrows-themed animal as part of the Elephant Parades national tour, which is raising awareness of conservation issues. Richards elephant is currently on display as part of the 35-strong herd in Uxbridge, London. After receiving a sketch from an eight-year-old girl who wanted to see the Red Arrows aerobatic display team immortalised in elephant form, the charity asked Mr Powell if he could help make her dreams a reality. He was faced with a blank canvas a white plastic resin baby elephant and took just over a month to complete the work. It is a very worthwhile charity and I always do things to try to help people, he said. I have found that with what I do I can help people in a better way than putting a quid in a tin somewhere. The elephants are available to buy until July 26. Proceeds will be donated to The Asian Elephant Foundation (TAEF). INFORMATION: For more, visit www.intuelephantparade.co.uk\/elephants.