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Carols at Crispin, with Karen Hauer and David Webb

21st December
Earlier this month, we got into the festive spirit with an evening of Christmas carols and dogs, hosted by our fabulous ambassadors Karen Hauer and David Webb. With carols, mince pies and hot mulled cider, it really was a festive hattrick, all in the name of raising funds for our global dog rescue and rehoming projects.

With 100% of proceeds going directly to our rescue projects all over the world, it was a guilt-free evening enjoyed by all, in one of the cosiest festive spots at the heart of the city – Crispin, Spitalfields. We must extend a huge, heartfelt thank you to this beautiful venue, who not only donated their space and staff, but allowed us to bring our four-legged friends along too!

We were joined by our fabulous friends and ambassadors of the Foundation, Karen Hauer and David Webb, who were wonderful hosts as we’re sure our guests would agree. With three rescue pups of their own, Karen and David are long-time supporters of the charity and our work. We can’t thank them enough for bringing such genuine heart to the festivities!

In addition to the Christmas carols and cute dogs, we had delicious, vegan mince pies from Riverford and there were even some crafts taking place, with many of you turning your hand to some wreath making. A big thank you to the fabulous Wild at Heart team, who supplied the foliage! And for those less crafty amongst us, there was also the chance to enjoy some guilt-free Christmas shopping from our brand new WAHF Christmas range- the perfect stocking filler for a loved one!

We’d also love to thank the incredible Opera singers, whose talents were a truly beautiful addition to the evening. Each coming from a globally renowned choir, we can’t thank them enough for their time. We were lucky enough to have a second musical talent join us on the evening, with fabulous harpist Jess King Holford welcoming our guests; Jess kindly donated her time, for which we are incredibly grateful!

And finally, our evening of Carols at Crispin wouldn’t have been the same without everyone who attended. Thanks to you, we raised over £5,000, every penny of which will help fund our mission to end the suffering of stray dogs all over the world. As well as being a lot of fun, events like this really do serve a real purpose, having a huge impact on the lives of dogs in need. The profits raised allow us to continue our international rescue work, as well as funding sterilisation and education projects that help get to the root of the 600 million stray dog problem.

If you were too busy over the festive period to attend, don’t fret! 2020 is set to be an even more exciting year with events already in the pipeline! Keep up to date with news and events by signing up to our newsletter.

All imagery by Cat Arwel, who so kindly donated her time on the evening, thank you Cat!


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