Fundraising Success at In the Dog House 2017


Edinburgh’s top business leaders and influencers spent a day in the dog house today for a very good cause. Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home’s ‘In the Dog House’ event saw the business gurus locked up in their dog kennels for a full working day, in a bid to fundraise their way out.

Joining the event was Celebrity Vet ‘Marc the Vet’ Abraham, Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home CEO Howard Bridges, Boyd Legal’s Property Sales Director, Kerry Wells, iMultiply CEO Kirsty MacKenzie, iMultiply Director John Gilbertson, Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce’s Head of Membership, Richard Ellis, and Premium Benefits Ltd Managing Director, Karl Fogg.

Armed with only a laptop and a mobile phone, the group had just one working day to raise as much sponsorship funds as they could, in order to be released. A series of treats were awarded to mark their progress, including the addition of a chair to their dog kennel, and the chance to stretch their legs on a walk with one of the Home’s resident dogs.

Nearly £7,000 was raised by the group over the course of the day, with iMultiply's Kirsty MacKenzie and John Gilbertson being crowned joint ‘Top Dogs’ for the most money raised individually. All funds raised will be used to support Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home’s work to care for stray and abandoned pets from Edinburgh and the Lothians.

Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home’s Director of Fundraising and Communications Nicola Gunn said:

“In the Dog House 2017 has not just raised much-needed funds Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home, but also highlighted the many animals who are spending months, even years, calling these spaces home. We must never forget that a kennel is not a long-term solution for an animal’s care, and we will continue to work tirelessly to secure loving forever homes for any dog or cat that reaches our door. We send our sincere thanks to everyone who took the time out of their busy schedules to be part of this event.”

Marc the Vet

Howard Bridges, CEO, Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home

Kerry Wells, Property Sales Director, Boyd Legal

Kirsty MacKenzie, CEO, iMultiply

John Gilbertson, Director, iMultiply 

Karl Fogg, Managing Director, Premium Benefits Ltd

Richard Ellis, Head of Membership, Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce

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