Saturday, 12 July 2014

A Dogs Breakfast


The HG Wells pub is this morning  hosting a free breakfast to help raise money for the Battersea Dog and Cats Home and also for Express CIC which is a Kindston based 'not for profit' community organisation supporting young people with autism and their families.

Blog reader Mags has been a volunteer for nearly 9 years at the world famous (literally) dogs and cats home and has usually organised an annual coffee morning to raise funds but this year the HG Wells in Cheam Common Road have kindly offered to help.

She has teamed up with her friend Kay who has been helping with the autistic charity who are looking to build a cafe hub in Tolworth where families and the wider community and meet in relaxed surroundings.

It all begins about now (9:30am) and continues on until noon.

Breakfast cakes have been donated by Sainsburys, Greggs and others so you are welcome to munch for gratis. However it is hoped that those with a few spare pennies might put them in the donation pot...

Update (a few weeks later)

The event raise £907 to be shared equally by three charities. Around 130 people attended the morning bringing around 17 dogs with them including some ex-battersea ones. Mags who organise the event wished to thanks the HG Wells for providing breakfast, Sainsbury's, Wetherspoons, Mc Donalds, Greggs, Burger King & Costa Coffee for donating cakes & cups."

Below are some photos from the occasion...









5 COMMENTS (Add Yours Now!):

Suz said...

Good on you ,I hope it was successful

Alborz @ Trouvé said...

My opinion of Sainsburys has really changed over the past couple of weeks!

They've helped this event to run and they also sponsored an athletics event in London recently too which I attended :)

Mags Johnson said...

Mags here.... I arranged this event before & ran on the day. Raised £902.00 approx 130 people attended & 17 dogs (some ex-battersea ones)!
thanks to HG Wells for providing b'fast & Sainsbury's, Wetherspoons, McD's,Greggs, B/King & Costa Coffee for donating cakes & cups. To correct A Trouve below, the G/Manager Steve at S'bury's donated cakes -they did not run the event! I did. This is my 4th year organising event. Locals already looking forward to next year!

Alborz @ Trouvé said...

Sorry Mags! I must have misread it, woops.

But thanks so much for organising this, it's a fantastic thing you do =)
The whole Trouve crew will be there next year to donate and enjoy the event!

Mags Johnson said...

Great! meet you all (and dogs ??) next year!.Simon the photographer is updating with info/pics & has just been to my branch & taken pics of my WW1 branch window display so look out for that on the blog sometime!
(Thanks also to Pets-at-Home N Malden for donating 20 bags of dog treats for our 4 legged pals at event)!

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