Swindog Has Ticket To Ride With New Trail Sponsor - The Big Dog Art Trail

Swindog has ticket to ride with new trail sponsor

Date published: 9 March 2023

Swindon’s Bus Company has got its ticket to ride with the pack after sponsoring a Swindog on The Big Dog Art Trail.

The local bus operator, which runs 84 buses within Swindon, will be sponsoring one of 30 balloon dog sculptures which will feature across the town between 15 July and 3 September.

“These super-sized balloon sculptures are set to create a wonderful, free and family-friendly walking trail through some of our most well-loved and historic parks, landmarks and streets. 

“As an established part of the local community, providing bus services across the town, it feels right to be supporting this initiative – especially since this is all in aid of a cause close to our hearts – Julia’s House.

“This is also about encouraging local residents to re-discover the town they love. We’re all expecting thousands of visitors from outside of Swindon too – which should provide a welcome boost for businesses here.”

Andrew Sherrington, Swindon’s Bus Company general manager

Swindog rides with Swindon's Bus Company

The Big Dog Art Trail is being brought to the town by Julia’s House and Wild in Art. It will end with a grand farewell finale, where the giant Swindog sculptures will be brought under one roof. They will then head off to their forever homes – after being adopted at a special charity auction.

“We’re delighted that Swindon’s Bus Company has joined the Big Dog pack as a Swindog sponsor. The support we’ve had for the art trail from the business community has been truly incredible – we now have just 10 super-sized Swindogs left to sponsor. 

“The Big Dog Art Trail will give the local business community a huge boost and will attract a throng of visitors. We’re delighted to be supporting the thriving art scene in the town and encouraging families to explore their local area. The trail will also help us to raise awareness and vital funds for Julia’s House children’s hospice, so we can continue to be a lifeline for the growing number of local families who depend on our care.”

Chris Hyde, Project Manager for The Big Dog Art Trail

It’s not too late to become part of the Big Dog pack! To find out how to become a Sponsor, click below…

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