Sunderland Snowdog patched up after receiving damage

Luna the Snowdog with her namesake Luna Petrucci
Luna the Snowdog with her namesake Luna Petrucci
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Luna the Snowdog is being patched up after receiving damage.

The sculpture, which is based outside Sunderland Minster as part of the Great North Snowdogs arts trail, has sustained some scratches and has a small hole.

But those hoping to see all the dogs before the trail closes on November 20 needn’t worry, Luna will remain in place as repairs are carried out on site.

The dog, one of 61 across Tyne and Wear, is named after Sunderland youngster Luna Petrucci.

Once the trail closes, the dogs will be auctioned off in aid of St Oswald’s Hospice.

Ahead of that a farewell weekend will be held from December 2 to 4 at Gateshead International Stadium.

The event will also feature a Christmas market with stalls selling gifts, street food and Snowdog merchandise, along with the chance to win a car in the St Oswald’s Hospice Annual Raffle.

The Farewell Weekend will take place on Friday 2 December, from 12pm to 7pm; on Saturday 3 December, from 9am to 5pm and on Sunday 4 December, from 9am to 4pm.

Tickets cost £3 each – subject to booking fees and VAT – and can be booked at

All profits from the Farewell Event will support the vital work of St Oswald’s Children’s Hospice.

The Snowdogs will then be sold at auction on Tuesday 6 December at Sage Gateshead to raise funds for St Oswald’s Children’s Service.

Tickets for the auction are available now from