What’s On Magazine December edition features exclusive pictures from Collars and Coats 2017
– The annual charity fundraiser for The Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.
Stars of TV, film, literature and fashion came together tonight to celebrate and recognise the work of the world-famous animal welfare charity Battersea Dogs & Cats Home at its annual spectacular fundraising Collars & Coats Gala Ball.
Now in its 9th year, the highly-anticipated gala – regarded as one of the most unique and enthralling charity events of the year – welcomed over 700 supporters of the charity to the star-studded event. This year’s event is hosted by Battersea Ambassadors Amanda Holden and Paul O’Grady at Battersea Evolution in London. The Gala celebrated and recognised many rehoming success stories and the dedicated hard work of the team that rescues, cares for and rehomes over 7,000 dogs and cats each year.
Giving guests paws for thought, the popular ‘Doggy Guard of Honour’ – a parade of past and present Battersea canine friends – greeted animal-loving guests on the red-carpet, including Battersea Ambassadors David Gandy and Dame Jacqueline Wilson, Jennifer Saunders, Harry Hill, Joanna Scanlan, Jackie St Clair, Rosie Marcel and Guy Henry.
Guests were treated to a spectacular night of entertainment including exclusive performances by legendary reggae band UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue, who took to the stage to perform their classic songs, and Mica Paris who performed My One Temptation and I Never Felt Like This Before.