Man's best friend needs helping paw
Reporter: Gillian Potts
Date published: 31 August 2017
SIR Paul McCartney supporting Wetnose Day
INSTEAD of doing something funny for money, help raise pounds for hounds and other animals in need with Wetnose Day.
Wetnose Day is taking place across the UK from September 29 to October 1 to help promote the issue of animal welfare and to raise much needed funds to cover essential food and medical treatments for animal sanctuaries across the UK.
It already has the backing of celebrities such as Sir Paul McCartney, Tom Hardy, Joanna Lumley and Brian May but organisers are calling on Oldham schools, workplaces, vets, groomers, dog clubs, riding schools and the public to pose with their nose and raise over £100,000 for dedicated rescue centres nationwide and the animals they care for.
Wetnose Day was established in 2000 by founders Andrea and Gavin Gamby-Boulger.
Andrea said: "I was delighted to hear Sir Paul McCartney wanted to support Wetnose Day and pose with his nose.
"Over the last few years Wetnose has been delighted to have fabulous endorsements and support from leading celebrity and animal campaigners including Paul O'Grady, Amanda Holden, Brian May and many, many more.
"This has enabled us to raise thousands of pounds for small and medium sized animal sanctuaries, ensuring food costs were covered and veterinary treatment went ahead for animals in desperate need.
"Wetnose is playing its part in highlighting animal welfare in the UK and providing vital help and financial support for small animal welfare groups who are at the forefront of animal rescue and care in the UK."
"Just think what a difference Wetnose Day could make to rescue centres across the UK, paying vets bills, buying several months of animal feed or helping with repairs to rescue centres across the UK. The knowledge and skills these animal rescue teams have is phenomenal. Now more than ever is the time to help all animals in need."
Supporter Amanda Holden said: "I love the idea of a Wetnose Day for animals and do hope we can make it as big as red nose day for humans.
"Many of the smaller animal sanctuaries are full to busting and need our help with the wonderful work they do against all the odds. Please join me and support those without a voice, join Wetnose and let's all make a real difference."
Frontline Plus, the flea and tick treatment providers are the main sponsors of Wetnose Day which is also supported by online animal pharmacy Animed Direct.
As well as wearing a Wetnose, fundraisers across the country are now lined up to bungee jump, host sponsored dog walks, hold cake sales and many more cash-generating stunts.
For information on how you can get involved or to get hold of a Wetnose go to wetnoseanimalaid.com.