Swindon’s Big Dog Art Trail has completed its pack of sponsors who will back the 30 sculptures that will appear around town later this month.

The final five Swindogs have found their supporters ahead of the July 15 launch.

Financial services provider OneFamily has thrown its support behind the public art event, which is raising money for Julia’s House children’s hospice.

Next Saturday, 30 six-feet-tall balloon dog sculptures will pop up at iconic locations around the borough.

OneFamily has sponsored Phil Daniels’ sculpture, Reflecting on Swindon, at St Marks Park, where there will also be a celebratory BBQ on Sunday, July 16.

The business helps families at every stage of life. Having had an office and growing team in Swindon for more than a year, staff are excited to be part of the event.

CEO Teddy Nyahasha said: “We’re delighted to be sponsoring one of our very own Swindogs in The Big Dog Art Trail this summer.

“OneFamily has increased its foot – or should I say paw - print in Swindon considerably over the past two years, so we were keen to be a part of something so important to the town and its people.

“Helping the local community means everything to us at OneFamily, so we’re proud to be supporting Julia’s House children’s hospice, which is does some amazing work.

“We look forward to seeing people from across Swindon and further afield as they enjoy the trail.”

CG Utilities has signed up to sponsor Patches - Julia’s Hound.

The Swindog has a special meaning to the trail because it has been painted by children and staff at Julia’s House children’s hospice in Devizes, which highlights the reason behind the trail – raising vital funds to provide a lifeline of care for the most seriously ill children and their families across Wiltshire and Dorset.

CEO Phil Ridgewell added: “Supporting our communities is a key part of the CG Utilities ethos.

“With Swindon playing an important part in our everyday work - it is vital that we give back to the community whenever we can. We are proud to support the Big Dog Art Trail.”

The Business Exchange – the only business to business publisher offering coverage in print, online, through networking, events and award in Swindon, Wiltshire, Bath, and Somerset – has also been added to the pack.

They are sponsoring Gem Van Gils’ Swindog sculpture, Vida La Frida, which will stand proudly by the lake at Queens Park.

Founder Anita Jaynes said: “The Business Exchange is thrilled to be supporting Julia’s House with this fantastic initiative which celebrates art, champions our area, and brings businesses together for good.

“I’ve personally seen the difference hospice care makes to children and families living with life-threatening or life-limiting conditions and wanted to help Julia’s House with its mission.”

Family- run car dealership Dick Lovett has come on board as a sponsor, backing Hannah Dosanjh’s Swindog Tails of Swindon, which will be located at the STEAM Museum, where there will be a shop to buy Big Dog Art Trail merchandise.

Renewable energy company, RWE has signed up to sponsor Kitty Shepherd’s Puppy Love Swindog outside The Old Town Library and Arts Centre.

The trail wouldn’t be possible without the support of local businesses who have helped with the logistics of moving the sculptures to Swindon.

Zelf is a family-run removals, self-storage and vehicle hire company in Devizes which has provided the trail with vans to transport the sculptures for photoshoots, to the artists, and to their final locations.

Hanson UK is creating the concrete plinths that the sculptures will stand on.

Visit www.bigdogarttrail.co.uk/sponsors