The Fan Hitch Volume 10, Number 3, June 2008

Journal of the Inuit Sled Dog

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Sketch of final design by David Cemmick

The British Antarctic Sledge Dog Monument Fund – Appeal

by Graham Wright

The fund has now topped £4,000. The sculptor, David Cemmick, has confirmed the final price of £6,900 for a full-size bronze of a dog with a harness and maybe a collar too. The increase over the initial estimate of £6,000 is due to the large increase in the price of bronze over the last twelve months. David Cemmick is nationally known as a sculptor of animals. Some previous commissions have sold for over £50,000.  We would normally expect to pay a sculptor of such renown more than £25,000, but David has always been committed to this project and has generously waived his normal fee.  David has offered to go South to see for himself the land of the British sledge dogs to ensure the sculpture is the very best he can produce.

You can learn more about David Cemmick, the sculptor, and Sebastian Wylder, the mould maker, and view a gallery of their recent sculptures by visiting the website of Cemmick and Wylder Fine Art Bronze.

I am now appealing to all for donations to make up the balance of £2,900. The British Antarctic Survey has generously offered a wonderful site for the monument at their Cambridge headquarters. So come on chaps, dig deep! With a few more generous donations we hope to achieve the target and even have enough to commission a bronze plaque for it, naming all the dog teams we sledged with all those years ago!

Bank details of The Antarctic Sledge Dog Fund:       
HSBC Bank plc
The Cross
1 Broad Street, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2LX           
Sort code 40-34-33
Account 01472615                                           
Account name:  The Antarctic Sledge Dog Fund

If you are sending money from overseas you need this extra information:

International Banking Number (IBAN): GB46MIDL40343301472615
Branch Identifier Code (BIC):  MIDLGB2113N   

Graham Wright

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