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A Snow Dog who Appeared in a Dream

In February, when it was bitterly cold outside and the air temperature dropped to –20 degrees, the ‘Snow Republic’ tour was organised on the initiative of the SEB Charity Fund for the third time in a row. Children from shelters and children’s homes from all over Estonia built splendid snow sculptures together with grown-up volunteers from the SEB Charity Fund club. The children received instructions and tips from Henry Timusk, who is a professional ice sculptor and freelance artist. Sculptures were then made to the children’s own designs.

By Valentine’s Day, huge mounds of snow had piled up in the courtyards of the ‘Lootus’ shelter in Sillamäe and the Family Aid Centre in Pärnu. Snow shovels of various sizes were distributed among the children and everyone was ready for action.

The sculpture made by the team from Pärnu was based on the dream of one of the children: a snow dog, designed according to the child’s drawing. One of the teams built a dragon – and while some were busy with its heads, others shaped its tail and legs. The rest of the teams built a snail, a tiger, a turtle and a cat.

In an army tent pitched next to the snow, the children found shelter from the cold and warmed up next to the oven, refreshing themselves with delicious pea soup, a hot drink and sweet cookies.

At this snowy event, partner shelters also received their cooperation agreements for 2011: a total of 114,000 euros, which will be used to organise further events for the children.

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