Deloitte supports Great North Snowdogs
19 December 2016
Deloitte was delighted to support Great North Snowdogs, a mass participation public art event in the North East, which has raised over £250,000 for St Oswald’s Hospice.
The Great North Snowdogs campaign, in partnership with St Oswald’s Hospice, brought together businesses, artists, schools and community groups to create a public art trail of Snowdog sculptures, based on the story of The Snowman and The Snowdog, by Raymond Briggs.
For ten weeks starting on Monday 19 September 2016, the North East’s streets, parks and open spaces became home to a series of individually designed Snowdog sculptures, including one sponsored by Deloitte and designed by Catherine J Bell, named Hadrian’s Hound – ‘Amicus Optimus’ (‘best friend’ in Latin).
The Roman history of the North East was a great influence on the design of the Hadrian’s Hound Snowdog. Amicus Optimus’ design was based upon what a Roman Legionnaire in his shiny uniform is believed to have worn whilst stationed in Britain. Like the Romans, Deloitte has a strong history with the North East, and this was one of the reasons for this design being chosen.
Deloitte also sponsored one of the smaller Snowdog sculptures, which they donated to the pupils of Cardinal Hume Catholic School. The Year 8 pupils created a design, which they called, ‘Community- Near and Far’ and is on display at Gateshead Library until the end of January 2017, after which the Snowdog will be returned to the school.
You can find out more at www.greatnorthsnowdogs.co.uk