AGS shows support for pets in need

AGS shows support for pets in need

November 24, 2011

Appco Group Support (AGS) UK recently rubbed shoulders with celebrities and the not-so-well-known, but real heroes of the 2011 Annual Collars & Coats Ball - the animals of the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.

AGS, who help fundraise for the animal shelter, showed their full support by not only attending the black-tie event, but also by donating football tickets for the silent auction.

The four corporate tickets to the Premier League Fixture fetched more than £1,000 at the event hosted by singer Peter Andre and featuring rock legends Status Quo. More than £300,000 was raised during the course of the evening. The money will go towards renovating the shelter, which has cared for more than 3 million animals since it was established in 1860.

AGS field representatives were also present on the night selling raffle tickets, which raised more than £5,000 for the worthy cause.

Taking place at Battersea Evolution, stars of stage and screen united in the presence of the Home's President TRH Prince and Princess Michael of Kent.

But Battersea's legendary Guard of Honour, made up of dozens of Battersea dogs, stole the show as they lined the Red Carpet entrance, winning the hearts and affections of the attending guests.

Peter Andre said: "I'm so proud to have hosted Battersea's Collars & Coats Gala Ball. Battersea is an amazing charity, which does incredible work to look after the animals that come into its care, helping them have happy futures in loving new homes. Walking up the red carpet past the Battersea dogs was an unforgettable experience and I hope this evening will show why this special charity needs our continued support."

AGS client relationship manager Dominic Lester-George said: "Appco Group Support have been working with Battersea Dogs & Cats Home for a year now, during which time we have developed a strong and ongoing relationship with this important, iconic charity."

"Next year will be very exciting for us as we continue to help the home achieve its ambitious plans to assist even more dogs and cats in desperate need of help. It was an absolute pleasure to show our support by attending the ball and we look forward to a successful 2012."

Photo: Members of Appco Group network had their own table at the 2011 Coats & Collars Ball to show their continued support for animals in need