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Swindon’s Bus Company supports the Big Dog Art Trail

Public transport operator Swindon’s Bus Company has signed up to support the Big Dog Art Trail, which will be taking over the town this summer.

The firm, which runs 84 buses in and around Swindon, will be sponsoring one of 30 balloon dog sculptures which will feature in the trail.

The Big Dog Art Trail is being brought to the town by children’s hospice charity 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.

“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,” said Andrew Sherrington, Swindon’s Bus Company general manager.

“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.”

Chris Hyde, project manager for The Big Dog Art Trail, said: “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.”

Picture: Simon Ward Photography