Last Friday, my a-dawg-able colleagues and I donned furry face paint and masks and got silly in support of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home’s new Wear Your Whiskers day. At Open we spend our days helping others raise money for amazing causes. So when the purr-fect opportunity came up for us get our paws dirty, we leapt at it!
£400 was raised on the day using a Facebook Fundraiser, PSMS and a good old-fashioned collection bucket. We sold meow-th watering cakes, played a game of “Guess the Owner” and auctioned off our Creative Director’s painted face to the highest bidder.
The day also marked the culmination of months of hard-work and collaboration in helping Battersea to launch this new event. In the weeks running up to the event, we’d run a cornicopi-cat (groan) of adorable Facebook adverts, and sent motivating emails to party hosts, showcasing fundraising hints and tips from the Chief Whisker Wearers to make sure that everyone was poised ready to leap at the fundraising opportunity!
And fundraising for Battersea is an extra special treat when you get updates about cats like Captain Pugwash in your inbox – a “wonderfully smoochy and affectionate young lad” looking for his “beloved landlubbers!”.
Thanks to the paw-some team at Battersea for giving us that great Friday feel-ine!