Both Sarah and Anthony have been closely involved with the charity for more than 20 years, and today’s appointment sees them join existing Battersea ambassadors Paul O’Grady, Amanda Holden, David Gandy and Dame Jacqueline Wilson.
Battersea’s chief executive, Claire Horton, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Sarah and Anthony in such an official and important capacity into the Battersea family. Both have worked tirelessly for two decades to promote and help Battersea in their respective fields and we are so grateful for their incredible support.”
Sarah has worked across all three of Battersea’s centres – in London, Old Windsor and Brands Hatch in Kent – to offer advice to our staff and volunteers dealing with a variety of complex and challenging dogs. She has trained many members of staff in using the Tellington Touch (TTouch) method of training to keep dogs calm and relaxed, and has fostered several Battersea animals.
Anthony, a world-famous actor known for his roles in Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Girlfriends and The Iron Lady, and one of film and TV’s most recognisable voices, has lent his voice to many of Battersea’s videos and appeals.
As well as this, he has performed readings at the Home’s annual Christmas Carol Concert and on stage at the annual Collars & Coats Gala Ball, two vitally important fundraising events.
Claire Horton added: “We are so excited that our dear friends Anthony and Sarah are now official ambassadors for Battersea. They already own Battersea dogs and it’s wonderful to know we can look forward to an even closer connection and relationship in the future. All of us here at Battersea would like to offer them a very warm welcome and we know they will continue to offer tireless support for our dogs and cats in the years to come.”
For more information about Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, visit www.battersea.org.uk.