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Daily Telegraph chooses Blue Cross for their Christmas charity appeal

The national newspaper carefully selects three charities every Christmas and Blue Cross has been chosen alongside Heads Together and Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity.

The newspaper picked the charities as “organisations of proven effectiveness, and causes which have the potential to make significant strides in their particular specialisms.”

Julia McKechnie-Burke, Director of Fundraising, Marketing and Communications at Blue Cross, said: “We are thrilled to have been chosen for the Daily Telegraph’s Christmas appeal. It will raise much-needed funds for the thousands of homeless, abandoned, sick and injured pets we help each year as well as help to increase awareness of the vital rehoming, veterinary and educational work we undertake.”

Jane Bruton, Deputy Editor and Director of Lifestyle at the Daily Telegraph, said: "For the past two and a half decades nothing has expressed better the bond between the Telegraph and its readers than our annual Christmas charity appeal​, and our readers have raised well over £23,000,000. In selecting charities we have always looked for organisations with proven abilities and which, with additional funding, will be able to develop their work in order to assist more people. This year we are delighted that we will be working with Blue Cross."