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Two big Swindon companies sponsor two big Swindogs

Nationwide Building Society and Intel have joined The Big Dog Art Trail pack. They’re the latest companies to put their paws up to sponsor a Swindog and be part of the big event in Swindon in 2023. The super-sized Swindogs will create the UK’s first-ever balloon dog art trail and raise vital funds for the local children’s hospice charity, Julia’s House.

Nationwide Building Society’s head office has been based in Swindon for many years and they have set themselves the task of creating Oakfield, a new neighbourhood of homes in their hometown.  Next summer, Nationwide’s Swindog will take pride of place at this innovative housing development.

Jack Watling, Social Investment Marketing Consultant for Nationwide, said, “We’re really excited to be sponsoring The Big Dog Art Trail. Julia’s House do such wonderful work in our community and it’s great to have the opportunity to support them. We’re looking forward to proudly displaying our dog at Oakfield, our development of 239 new eco-friendly homes on Marlowe Avenue in Swindon.”

Swindon has been the home of Intel’s UK headquarters for over 40 years and they don’t want to just be in the community, they want to be part of it.

Darren Howell, Intel UK Community Engagement Manager, said, “Intel Corporation UK are excited to be sponsoring one of the sculptures which will feature in The Big Dog Art Trail and are looking forward to the launch next summer. The project is a fantastic way to engage our local community and beyond, as participants explore the various locations these sculptures will reside. In addition to the social engagement, the Trail will also help raise funds to support the vital work which the Julia’s House children’s hospice charity provides to families every day.”

Nationwide and Intel join Imagine Cruising, Swindon Advertiser, Jazzbones and inSwindon town centre BID, who have already signed up to sponsor a Swindog.

Sponsoring a Swindog, and joining The Big Dog Art Trail pack, will bring your company some paws-ome benefits.  You will be part of an event which brings thousands of visitors to your local community. The trail will improve brand awareness for your business or organisation in a unique and memorable way that will get everyone talking. It will help you build a feel-good factor among your employees, customers and stakeholders. You will be raising funds for Julia’s House children’s hospice charity, helping them to continue their amazing work in your local community.

Don’t let your company miss out on the big community event in Swindon in 2023.  Scamper over to The Big Dog Art Trail website to find out how to sponsor a Swindog and be part of this exciting art trail project or contact Jo Common 

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