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Snowdogs gave £16.5m boost to the North East04 May 2017

GREAT North Snowdogs - the largest free public art trail ever to take place in the North East – boosted the region’s economy by a massive £16.5m.

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The Snowdogs have melted - and healed - hearts18 November 2016

THE largest free public art trail ever to be held in the North East has not only attracted visitors from across the UK – it has also changed lives.

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Snowdog “Patch” is on the move!16 November 2016

Snowdog “Patch” is on the move!

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Say farewell to the Snowdogs at a new Venue09 November 2016

A special event giving fans one last chance to see the Great North Snowdogs is to be held next month.

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Snow-doubt these pooches made a splash!09 November 2016

TWO perfect pooch pack pals have earned a dog treat from their owners for drawing crowds and winning hearts.

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Snowdogs to bow (wow) out early02 November 2016

The Great North Snowdogs are heading back to their kennels earlier than expected - to be restored to paw-fect condition before they go up for auction.

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Rocket gets the all-clear from Snowdogs Vet07 October 2016

Rocket the Snowdog has received the all-clear from the Vet and after some recuperation is back at home in Newcastle Central Station.

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Snowdog 'Pups' go on Sale!06 October 2016

ONE of the stars of the Great North Snowdogs trail came face to face with a ‘mini-me’ as a new pack of ‘Snowpups’ went on sale.

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A scarf knitted with love, to keep 'Wor Geordie' warm...28 September 2016

A Snowdog at the heart of the recently launched Great North Snowdogs trail has received a paw-fect gift; a scarf, knitted in memory of a loved one.

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Patch perhaps by name, patched-up by nature28 September 2016

Three Snowdogs sculptures damaged just hours after going on public display, have been returned to their pack after quick repairs at a centre most usually used for cars, not canines.

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Tait Walker shows its suppawt to St Oswald's23 September 2016

THE team at leading North East accountancy firm Tait Walker celebrated the launch of the Great North Snowdogs trail with a photo call on Monday morning.

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Go North East em-barks on Great North Snowdogs journey21 September 2016

The region’s biggest bus company, Go North East, is putting its full support behind a charitable-initiative led by regional hospice St Oswald’s, by placing a dog on its Great North Snowdogs trail.

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Colourful canine to take up residence at luxury Newcastle hotel18 August 2016

An unusual canine guest will be taking up residence at Crowne Plaza Newcastle-Stephenson Quarter as the hotel and its developer, Clouston Group, show their support for St Oswald’s Great North Snowdogs Trail.

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SAFC Ladies show their support for Snowdogs16 August 2016

Players from one of the North East’s leading football teams took a break from training to meet the youngsters who have inspired a major art initiative.

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NBS Make the Pawfect Partnership with Newcastle College28 July 2016

Newcastle-based NBS has partnered with talented artists from Newcastle College to create a unique design for their very own 3D Snowdog sculpture. The UK’s leading provider of construction information and knowledge management services sponsored a dog on the Great North Snowdogs trail – a large scale art and cultural event coming to the region in September - and has chosen students from the North East College to paint and design it.

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New Brambly-Hedge Character Takes a Bow-Wow27 July 2016

A SCULPTURE inspired by a series of iconic children’s books is to feature in the largest free public art trail ever to take place in the North East, this autumn.

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Organisations team up for Sunderland Snowdog Trail27 July 2016

ORGANISATIONS in Sunderland are taking the lead – to ensure that the city welcomes thousands of visitors when a unique regional visitor attraction gets underway.

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Disco Dog Heads to LGBT Festival07 July 2016

VISITORS to one of the UK’s leading LGBT events will be able to ‘paws’ for thought as they get up close and personal with one of the Great North Snowdogs.

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Different Strokes for Snowdogs07 July 2016

Artists from across the UK are taking on a ‘pet’ project – to create 60 canine canvasses for a large-scale public art trail.

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Sunderland Schools get Creative01 July 2016

Schools in Sunderland are getting creative in a very different way this term.

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Snowdog-Fish Visits the Blue Reef Aquarium01 July 2016

Tynemouth’s Blue Reef Aquarium is preparing to welcome its newest arrival – in the shape of a 1.5m tall Snowdog.

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It’s the year of the Snowdog for St Mary’s Primary School, thanks to Primary Times!23 June 2016

It’s the year of the Snowdog for St Mary’s Primary School, thanks to Primary Times!

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Snowdogs pays a visit to Ponteland First School17 June 2016

Pupils at Ponteland First School, Newcastle, are gearing up to take part in the region's biggest ever mass art participation event.

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Great North Snowdog visits Richardson Dees Primary School17 June 2016

The Great North Snowdog headed to Richardson Dees Primary School in Wallsend as part of a special school assembly to announce to the students that they would be involved in Great North Snowdogs.

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It's the year of the Snowdog for Bill Quay Primary School01 June 2016

Bill Quay Primary School have recently hosted a special assembly to celebrate their involvement within Great North Snowdogs.

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It's the year of the Snowdog for Finchale Primary School!27 May 2016

Finchale Primary School have recently received a visit from our Great North Snowdog as part of a special assembly held at their school to celebrate their involvement within Snowdogs.

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Tait Walker ensures local students are part of the Great North Snowdogs pack!20 May 2016

Students at Westfield School in Gosforth will be taking part in the region’s biggest mass participation art event this year, thanks to the support of local accountancy firm Tait Walker.

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Sunderland City Centre Goes to the Dogs...06 April 2016

VISITORS from across the UK will be scampering to Sunderland this autumn, as the city takes part in one of the region’s most exciting public art events. And Sunderland BID and the Bridges shopping centre are like dogs with two tails – as they have agreed to support the Wild In Art project which should drive tourists into the city.

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Tyne and Wear Metro join forces with the NECC and Northumbrian Water to raise awareness of Snowdogs Campaign among North East businesses23 March 2016

Business leaders from across the North East gathered at an event to highlight the potential regional benefits to be gained by supporting the Great North Snowdogs campaign. Following the launch of the St Oswald’s-led fundraising initiative, Tyne and Wear Metro joined forces with the North East Chamber of Commerce (NECC) and Northumbrian Water to encourage other businesses to back the campaign.

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Help Keira by joining the Snowdogs trail14 July 2015

A LITTLE girl with a complex heart condition is one of hundreds of North East youngsters set to benefit when the Great North Snowdogs break loose this autumn. For 10 weeks starting on September 19, 60 large and 105 mini sculptures based on the story of The Snowman and The Snowdog by Raymond Briggs will form the largest public art trail of its kind to be held in the region.

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A Wild in Art event delivered in partnership with St Oswald's Hospice Children’s Service. Proceeds from Great North Snowdogs will go towards supporting children with incurable conditions. 
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