Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Announces Prestigious Annual Fundraiser Collars & Coats Gala Ball 2011

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Announces Prestigious Annual Fundraiser Collars & Coats Gala Ball 2011

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, one of the UK’s best loved animal welfare charities, is proud to announce the return of its annual fundraising event, The Collars & Coats Gala Ball, at Evolution, an exclusive venue set in the grounds of Battersea Park on Friday 11th November 2011.

The Collars & Coats Gala Ball will take place in the presence of the President of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, HRH Prince Michael of Kent, GCVO accompanied by HRH Princess Michael of Kent, and will celebrate the organisation’s unparalleled work in the field of animal welfare.

This year’s event promises a spectacular night of high octane entertainmentand attended by some of the UK’s best known personalities. Last year Catherine Tate, Amanda Holden, Alexandra Burke, Roger Daltrey CBE, Brian May, Roger Taylor, Patti Russo, Craig Revel Horwood, Jeremy Hackett, and Mark Foster were among the guests who helped raise vital funds to support the Home continue its work to rehome lost, unwanted and abandoned animals. Previous attendees and supporters include Simon Cowell and Dame Judi Dench.

The evening will begin with the Home’s legendary Guard of Honour when some of the charity’s delightfull blue-coated Battersea dogs who are looking for new homes offer distinguished guests a fantastic welcome from the red carpet. This will be followed by an exclusive champagne reception, gourmet banquet interspersed with a line-up of top billing entertainment. Revellers will also have the opportunity to bid in one of the most exclusive auctions with an array of luxury prizes donated by Battersea Dogs & Cats Home supporters.

Underlying the celebration is the more serious business of raising funds to ensure Battersea Dogs & Cats Home continues its vital rescue and rehoming work.

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Chief Executive, Claire Horton says,
“Battersea is incredibly grateful to all of our supporters. Without them it would not be possible to care for the thousands of dogs and cats that come through our gates every year. The Collars & Coats Ball is a fantastic opportunity for us to bring some of our dogs onto the red carpet to meet those whose kindness and generosity is helping to give them a second chance in life.”

Tickets for the Collars & Coats Gala Ball can be purchased by calling 020 7627 9309 and further information can be seen at For further information on Battersea Dogs & Cats Home and to pledge donations, please visit

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