(Pet Blood Bank Press Release) Every drop counts: both in blood and funds! Celebrities from the worlds of TV, music and sport have been doodling on dog bandanas to raise funds for Pet Blood Bank UK (PBB), the only charity that provides a blood bank service to help save seriously ill or injured dogs.
Stephen Fry, TV vets Mark Evans, Marc Abraham (my one’s below with red blood cell design!) and Noel Fitzpatrick, as well as West End singer Jodie Prenger and actress Lu Corfield (Doctors, Candy Cabs) are among a host of stars flexing their creativity for an auction in aid of PBB’s lifesaving work.
Thanks to Stars’ fabulous, fun artwork, dogs across the UK could be waking up to a wonderful gift under the Christmas tree this year – a unique PBB bandana personally decorated by a celeb.
Pet Blood Bank UK are hoping that thousands of UK dog owners bid for the special bandanas when the first batch go up for auction on Saturday, December 6.
The Celebrity ‘Doodle a Bandana’ Campaign is part of PBB’s Christmas appeal to not only raise funds but also generate awareness that pets need lifesaving blood just as much as we do.
PBB is calling on all large dog owners to bring along their much loved canine companions to give blood at one of the many sessions held across the country and give that special gift of life.
“Keeping up with the demand for blood is vital to helping save sick or injured pets this Christmas, and maintaining blood supplies at this time of year is always a challenge,” explains Wendy Barnett, PBB Founder and Head of Professional and Clinical Services.
“If you’re a large dog owner, please consider registering your dog to give blood and help save a life.
“There’s also a fantastic opportunity to leave your beloved canine companion a unique present under the tree this Christmas by bidding on a celebrity doodled bandana.
“Both of these things are two very special gifts this Christmas.”
To bid for a bandana, go to www.ebay.co.uk/usr/petbloodbank
To register your dog as a donor, please call 01509 232 222 to register or visit www.petbloodbankuk.org