The ethos of art being a communal and inclusive activity was behind our design. The handprints used on our Swinpup are inclusive, enabling everyone to contribute to the project. The idea behind the design is to highlight the comfort that touch and physical proximity can bring, and the role that animals can play in therapy such as the positive effects of ‘patting a dog’.
After the trail finishes the Swindogs will be auctioned to raise vital funds for Julia’s House, your local children’s hospice charity. If you have sponsored a uniquely designed and decorated big balloon dog sculpture this will be your chance to adopt your Swindog. Then it can go to its forever home where it can be enjoyed for many years to come!Find out more