Kerry’s in the dog house – for charity

Kerry Wells is aiming to raise more than �1000
Kerry Wells is aiming to raise more than �1000
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An Edinburgh businesswoman is being sent to the dog house and is looking to raise a terrier-iffic amount on the day for a local charity.

Kerry Wells has pledged to spend a full working day in a kennel at the Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home to raise invaluable funds for the charity.

The animal lover, who has both a dog and a cat, will be locked up between 10am and 4pm on October 6 where she will try to raise as much money as she can for the charity.

Each kennel will have a laptop and mobile where the participants will be contacting their network to gain as many donations as possible.

Kerry Wells, property manager at Boyd Legal, said: “A lot of people said I was barking when I first told them I was taking this on but it is great to raise money for such an amazing cause.

“The charity were just amazing when I found a stray cat that I took to it. I was able to keep visiting her until she was eventually rehomed.

“I am really excited for the day and can’t wait for the challenge.I want to raise as much as I can, my own personal target would be to raise over £1000.”

To the 24 people taking part perks will be on offer throughout the day at the centre on the Capital’s Seafield Roadwhenever a target is achieved.

At the end of the day the most successful fundraiser will be crowned ‘Top Dog’ and receive a secret prize.

Nicola Gunn, director of fundraising and communications at Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home, said: “Our kennels provide a safe, warm and loving space for hundreds of dogs that come through our doors each year.

“By inviting business leaders from across Edinburgh to spend a day in the kennels, we are hoping to not just to raise much-needed funds for their care. We also want to highlight the many animals which are spending months, even years, calling these spaces home while they wait for their new owner to walk through our door.”

The home is this year celebrating 60 years on its current site at Seafield Road East.

CEO Howard Bridges said: “We moved to its current site in Seafield Road East from Broughton road in 1957.

“There is no government or lottery funding here, just a lot of very generous local supporters and a dedicated team who are united in the belief that Edinburgh’s unwanted pets deserve a second chance in life.”