22nd November 2017

Hodge sponsors Snowdogs Tails in Wales – Farewell Weekend

Cardiff-based Hodge is sponsoring the Snowdogs Farewell Weekend. Snowdogs, Tails in Wales has been the biggest and most exciting public art event ever seen in Wales, brightening up the capital city and beyond and has brought visitors from far and wide into the streets of Cardiff and the Vale throughout the Autumn.

The event was organised by public art producers Wild in Art and Penguin Ventures and is inspired by THE SNOWMAN™ AND THE SNOWDOG, the animated sequel to Raymond Briggs’ iconic picture book and film THE SNOWMAN™.

The Farewell Weekend is the chance to say goodbye to the 43 super Snowdogs and 57 loveable pups. They’re being gathered together before being auctioned to raise funds for Ty Hafan. As well as being the last chance to see the 100 Snowdogs together, the event will feature children’s entertainment and crafts, and a limited edition Snowdogs souvenir guide and gifts will be available.

Hodge is delighted to contribute to the campaign, and support Ty Hafan raising money for children with life-limiting conditions. David Austin, Managing Director says ‘We’re a proud Welsh business based in the heart of Cardiff. Anthem and Pop Pup are on our doorstep, and with the other Snowdogs around the city they’ve created a real buzz. Doing the right thing is important to us as a business and we’re thrilled to be associated with the Farewell Weekend’.

Sara Webber, Associate Director, Events, Gifts, Brand and Media at Tŷ Hafan, said: “We’re so grateful for Hodge’s generous sponsorship of our Farewell Weekend, where Snowdog fans will get the chance to see all our colourful canines together under one roof for the last time before they are sold to raise vital funds for Tŷ Hafan.”

The event takes place from 8th-10th December in the Capitol Centre, Queen Street, Cardiff, and all profits from the Farewell Event will support the work of Ty Hafan, the hospice for children in Wales.