David Gandy and Sarah Ann Macklin, attended the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Collars and Coats Gala 2012 held at Battersea Evolution in London last night (Nov 08, 2012). Battersea Dogs & Cats home is one of the U.K.'s most beloved animal charities. The gala was held in order to raise awareness for the home auctioning dog coats, collars and leads. The stars of the night were the dogs who modeled creations made by top British designers. Over 100K was raised!
Behind The Scenes
David Gandy said to London24.com: “I’m really pleased to join Battersea Dogs & Cats Home on their biggest night of the year at the Collars and Coats Gala Ball. In my role as ambassador for the Home, I have a vested interest in helping to make sure they raise much-needed funds to care for the thousands of animals that come through their doors every year.
“It’s also an honour to be hosting the dogwalk as it brings together the two loves of my life – fashion and animals. I hope the dogs enjoyed taking part - the designers did a wonderful job for them.”
He revealed to Msn.com his heart-warming theory about why British people adore their pets.
'We’re quite a stiff upper lip nation, we can be stand-offish and not very huggy like other nations, but to our animals we’re very different. It comes out in us in our animals – we’re crazy about them! They bring out our inner love.'
And finally, he also revealed he's a massive softie when it comes to dogs, especially in films and books!
'I read Marley and Me on a plane. I actually finished it on a plane… I think they had to help me out for a while and give me oxygen, I was terrible! I was in such a state.'