Battersea Dogs & Cats Home's annual bonanza is on November 12thBattersea Dogs & Cats Home's Collars & Coats Gala Ball returns for a seventh year of celebrity saturated entertainment on November 12th.
Taking place at Evolution, in the grounds of Battersea Park, and sponsored by Henry Wiltshire International, the night of entertainment promises to bring together the biggest names from stage, screen, sport and fashion to celebrate and support the animal charity’s vital work caring for lost and abandoned dogs and cats.
The star-studded fundraising ball always attracts a top notch guest list including the charity’s Ambassadors Paul O’Grady MBE, David Gandy, Dame Jacqueline Wilson OBE, and Amanda Holden. And this year there will be performances from the burlesque troupe Crazy Rouge, internationally renowned classical artist Camilla Kerslake and the music legend that is Bryan Ferry (left).
Also making the trip up the red carpet this year will be Gary and Danielle Lineker, hairdresser supremo Nicky Clarke, Dr Christian Jessen, Mollie King of The Saturdays, Sue Barker and photographer Rankin.
The evening will open with a welcome by the Home’s Guard of Honour, a red carpet lined with dozens of Battersea dogs and their handlers. As guests arrive at the Ball they’ll meet dogs of all breeds and sizes that have seen their life turned around in the care of Battersea’s committed staff and volunteers. The Collars & Coats Gala Ball is all about helping Battersea transform even more lives and give hope to thousands of dogs and cats every year. The event will introduce some of the charity’s former residents that have been given a vital lifeline, and give supporters a chance to bid for money-can’t-buy exclusive auction prizes with the monies raised helping dogs and cats in need.
Claire Horton, Battersea’s Chief Executive says, “Battersea’s Collars & Coats Gala Ball is always a truly incredible event, bringing together our dogs, special guests and high-profile celebrity friends for one night only and this year is set to be the best one yet. We can’t wait to celebrate another tremendous year of our world renowned charity with our esteemed gala ball guests who will definitely have their evening transformed by this incredible entertainment line-up. These unmissable acts and performances mixed with the glitz and glamour of the evening are a perfect combination to celebrate our cool canines which is an opportunity not to be missed out on!
Above: Gary and Danielle Lineker will be attending
Above: Battersea Dogs & Cats supporter, model David Gandy
“It costs more than £18m to run Battersea each year, and with no government funding, the Collars & Coats Gala Ball is all about helping to increase awareness of the important work the charity does each and every day of the year to offer a second chance in life to thousands of animals. Last year, thanks to the invaluable donations and support of the public, Battersea were able to care for over 8,000 dogs and cats and help them in their quest to find the best possible new homes.”
Tickets for Collars & Coats Gala ball can be bought by calling 020 7627 9309 and further information can be seen at www.collarsandcoats.org.uk . For further information on Battersea Dogs & Cats Home and to pledge donations, please visit www.battersea.org.uk
Silver Package: £3,500 for a table of 10. (Individual tickets at £350 – limited availability)
Gold Package: £5,000 for a table of 10. (Individual tickets at £500 – limited availability)
Platinum Package: £10,000 for table of 14. (Individual tickets not available for this package)
November 11, 2015