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Animal charity’s first gala dinner a huge success

The Wood Green staff who attended the evening
with Simon Weston and Wendy Turner-Webster


Wood Green Animal Shelters held their very first Gala Fundraising Dinner on the 4th December which proved to be a huge success with approximately 200 people attending.

The event which raised over £5,000 on the night was attended by Dame Norma Major, former Pet Rescue presenter, Wendy Turner-Webster and guest speaker Simon Weston OBE, who certainly entertained the guests with tales of his life including his time in the Welsh Guards and since the Falklands War.

An auction was held during the evening. Prizes included 2 tickets to that week’s European clash between Manchester United and Stuttgart, and a half days Land Rover experience. The most successful prize was the sponsorship of Wood Green resident Shire Horse Max, who fetched a staggering £750.00.

Dennis Baker OBE, Chief Executive of Wood Green Animals Shelters said "the gala dinner was a most entertaining evening but more importantly it raised much needed funds to help us look after the animals in our care. As an organisation we look forward to hosting more fundraising dinners in the future."

The next Wood Green Animal Shelters event will be the New Year’s Day Companion Dog Show which will begin with entries being taken at 9.30am and judging will begin at 10.00am.