England star Harry Kane kicks off charity tea party campaign with support from his two Labradors

England striker Harry Kane has designed a charity tea towel featuring his two Labradors in support of Blue Cross pet charity’s Paws for Tea fundraiser.

Harry, whose two dogs Wilson and Brady have many fans on his Instagram page, is among a host of famous faces calling on animal lovers across the country to put the kettle on for the charity’s annual fundraiser this month. The money raised will help pets in need at Blue Cross’s rehoming centres and animal hospitals across the country.

Actress and Blue Cross ambassador Pam Ferris has also designed her own tea towel featuring her dogs Lurcher Stan and Parson Jack Russell Elsie, along with Harry Potter and Star Wars actor Warwick Davis and his Malchi Sherlock.

Each of the limited-edition range of tea towels are available to buy on the Blue Cross website, with all profits going to help Blue Cross continue its vital work caring for sick, injured and homeless pets.

Harry, who also plays for Tottenham Hotspur, said: "My dogs Wilson and Brady are a huge part of my family life. Knowing that there are so many homeless dogs out there without a loving home of their own is upsetting. Which is why I'm supporting the Blue Cross who help thousands of pets to find new homes every year. Help them help even more by popping on the kettle this month and fundraising with Paws for Tea.”

Pam, who is a Blue Cross ambassador, said: “I’m so proud to see my gorgeous dogs Stan and Elsie immortalised on a tea-towel for Blue Cross! They’re much-loved members of our family, but not all pets are so lucky. Paws for Tea is a wonderful way to support Blue Cross – by holding a tea party, or just buying a tea-towel, you can help Britain’s most needy pets.”

Warwick said: "Sherlock is a massive part of our family - we wouldn't be without him, but not all pets have a family to call their own. Paws for Tea is a great opportunity for people to simply pop the kettle on and catch up with friends and family, while at the same time supporting Blue Cross and raising vital funds to help them continue the amazing work they do finding homeless pets happy new homes."

Blue Cross will be hosting Paws for Tea parties at their rehoming centres throughout May and encouraging supporters to host their own tea party at home or in their office while at the same time raising vital funds for the hundreds of rescue pets in their care.

In 2016, Blue Cross helped more than 40,000 sick and injured pets through its rehoming centres and animal hospitals. The charity also provides a range of other services including a Pet Bereavement Support Service and education schemes.

Matthew Cull, Deputy Director of Fundraising for Blue Cross, said: “Paws for Tea is the perfect fundraising event that everyone can do - plus it’s a perfect excuse to get together with family, friends, neighbours or colleagues for a catch up over a cup of tea and a slice of cake. Blue Cross improves the lives of thousands of pets each year, and it’s events like this which raises funds to make that possible.”

To order a free Paws for Tea host pack, full of ideas and recipes, visit www.bluecross.org.uk/teaparty or contact your local Blue Cross to find out where your nearest tea party is being held.

The tea towels are on sale priced at £5.99.

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Notes to Editors 

  • Harry Kane, Warwick Davis and Pam Ferris will not be available for interviews.
  • The tea towels are available to buy on the Blue Cross website here: www.bluecross.org.uk/teatowels
  • Sick, injured and homeless pets have relied on Blue Cross since 1897. Abandoned or unwanted, ill or injured, pets turn to us for help every year. Our doors are always open to them, and with your support, they always will be.
  • Each year, thousands of cats, dogs, small pets and horses turn to our animal hospitals, clinics and rehoming services for treatment and to find them the happy homes they deserve.
  • For more information, please visit www.bluecross.org.uk


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