The inaugural Fetcher Dog Charity Ball raises £36,000!
On Friday 25th March 2022, the first Fetcher Dog Ball took place at Hogarth’s Hotel in Dorridge, Solihull.
A two-year delay due to Covid had initially put the brakes on the event however the team at Fetcher Dog, along with a dedicated committee of volunteers, pulled out all the stops to put on an event that everyone enjoyed, and a phenomenal amount of money was raised.
The night kicked off with a champagne reception and guests enjoyed an evening of live entertainment, a fast-paced auction with some incredible prizes, a raffle and finished dancing the night away until 2am!
Many of the auction prizes were donated and for that we are truly grateful. Jimmy Franks was our compere, and he ensured that the jam-packed evening ran smoothly.
Our objective on the evening was to raise £30,000 to enable us to employ a full time Head of Fundraising. The amount raised on the evening completely smashed that and we are so grateful. We hope that the new addition to the team will bring in £150,000 per year for the charity through Community & Corporate Fundraising, Trusts & Foundation Grants, a Major Donor program, Legacy and Events.
The charity receives no government funding, and we operate hand-to-mouth each month, we rely on the generous public to donate monthly to keep us going.
We are actively recruiting for this role now so if this is of interest, please look at the job description on the website and email firstname.lastname@example.org with a covering letter and your CV.
Finally, we’d like to take the opportunity to say a BIG thank you to the following people for making the night such a success:
Helena Hogarth – Hogarths Hotel
Ellie Beattie - Hogarths Hotel
Charlotte Jones – Event Manager
Gavin Jackson – SoundKicks Production
John Ford – Entertainment Director
Jamie Doyle – Jewellery Donation
Daniel Langley – Artwork Design
Ben Timms – Artwork Design
William Soubry – Auctioneer
Richard Ash – Prize Donation
Ellie & Tim Burchell – Prize Donation
Martin & Co – Corporate Sponsor
Albert E Sharp – Corporate Sponsor
LJS Fencing – Corporate Sponsor
Louise Panayides – Programme Printing
Tom Hodson – VT Production
Nigel Cavill – Cavill Cars
Anna & Richard Newboult – Finance
Next year’s ball will take place on Saturday 4th March 2023 at the same venue. If you’d like more information in tickets, sponsorship or volunteering, please email email@example.com