TV auctioneer Charles Hanson is to help The Kirkwood’s Snowdogs find a fur-ever home as the giant – and unique – pieces of art go under the hammer.

The Snowdogs Support Life, Kirklees art trail has ended and the sculptures, which were spread around Huddersfield, Holmfirth, Slaithwaite, Dewsbury, Batley, Birstall and Cleckheaton, will be auctioned off with all proceeds going to the hospice.

Open to the public, both in Kirklees and further afield, the auction gives individuals, businesses and organisations the chance to own a piece of art trail history.

On the evening of Wednesday November 30, all 32 of the large and medium sculptures will go under the gavel at Rybrook Jaguar in Lindley Moor Road, Huddersfield.

There will be a live online auction running in sync with the ‘in the room’ bids, run by TV personality and renowned auctioneer, Charles Hanson, best known for his appearances on Bargain Hunt, Flog It! and Antiques Road Trip.

Charles Hanson

Supporting the community in more ways than one, the Snowdogs have helped boost the local economy and get people into towns and villages, taking in new sights and landmarks. The Snowdogs have also helped The Kirkwood connect with more people than ever before.

While many people in Kirklees already know of The Kirkwood, there is some uncertainty around the extent of services the charity has to offer and who can use them.

The Kirkwood has helped to improve the quality of life for anyone who is affected by a life-limiting illness in Kirklees, including – but not limited to – cancer, COPD, heart failure, lung disease, Parkinson’s and MND.

Kathryn Box, events manager with The Kirkwood, said: “While the art trail has been fantastic for raising awareness for The Kirkwood and our region, the auction is where the truly life changing work begins.

“All money raised from the sale of the Snowdogs will go straight to The Kirkwood as we continue our work to offer quality, compassionate care to those who need it in Kirklees.

“We encourage anyone who is interested in owning a Snowdog to dig deep and help us to continue our mission to support life.”

Bidding starts at £1,500 each and online bidding is now live. Fill out a registration form and head to the Wild in Art website to place a bid.

Tickets to the auction are £15 per person and can be purchased via Eventbrite.