Friday, October 31, 2014

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Collars & Coats Gala Ball 2014

David Gandy attended the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Collars and Coats Gala 2014 held at Battersea Evolution in London last night (Oct 30, 2014).

The annual charity spectacular that is the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home’s Collars & Coats Gala Ball once again wowed as a host of big-star names from the world of film, TV, music, and fashion took to the glittering red carpet to show their support to the world-famous rescue. Hosted by Battersea Ambassadors Amanda Holden, Paul O’Grady MBE, supermodel David Gandy and Dame Jacqueline Wilson OBE and also in attendance such renowned names as Lady Patsy Puttnum, Jake Humphrey, Craig Revel-Horwood, Amanda Burton, Arlene Phillips, Laura Whitmore and Rosie Marcel. 

The Collars & Coats Gala Ball, now in its sixth year, has become a highlight of the autumn social calendar, and is consistently regarded as one of the most innovative and eagerly anticipated charity events. This year’s stellar star line-up saw much-loved entertainers, acting greats, and global fashion icons treading the red carpet, which boasts the world-unique Battersea ‘Doggie Guard of Honour’ comprising many of the Home’s 400 rescued canine residents.




This year’s event was particularly poignant as celebrities gathered to remember the enormous sacrifice, tenacity and loyalty of the brave service dogs during World War One. To commemorate the centenary of WW1, Battersea service dogs, former residents who have gone on to working roles with the police, Army, RAF, and Border Force took part in dramatic battlefield re-enactments showing how Battersea dogs have served their country from 1914 right up to the present day.



David Gandy with Amanda Holden

The Collars & Coats Gala Ball also gave its high profile guests and celebrities the opportunity to partake in an exclusive auction which featured an array of money can’t buy experiences. 

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