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Stars turn out with dogs to help charity event

Wednesday, 12th September 2012

A number of celebrities and rescue dogs helped to make a great deal of money for charity yesterday (Tuesday 11th).

The stars turned up to the BCG Partners' Charity Day, which is held in Canary Wharf every year on September 11th, to commemorate those killed in the terrorist attack on the twin towers in New York, 2001.

Ashleigh and Pudsey, Paul O’Grady, Neil Fox and Craig Revel Horwood joined licensed brokers to conduct transactions, with 100 per cent of the profits going to charity.

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home was one of the charities that money was raised.

Claire Horton, Battersea chief executive, said: “We're extremely honoured to be part of BGC Partners’ Charity Day 2012.

"We're so grateful for the support of our good friends Paul O'Grady, Craig Revel Horwood, Ashleigh and Pudsey, and Neil Fox in helping us raise vital funds that will enable us to continue this work."

O'Grady, who is currently presenting a new ITV show about Battersea, was joined by Chihuahua Betty, while Fox was aided by Bonzo, a tiny Jack Russell and Shih-tzu cross puppy who appeared on the first episode of Paul O'Grady: For the Love of Dogs.