A DOGGIE day for charity brought in a pawsome total for an animal sanctuary.
Richard Hulley, facilities manager from law firm Irwin Mitchell, organised the event, which saw him donning a fancy dress dog costume to ask for donations from colleagues and curating an exhibition of their prized pets.
Richard handed over £600 to North Anston-based Thornberry Animal Sanctuary, which cares for and rehomes abandoned and neglected cats, dogs, horses, rabbits and other small animals.
He said: “The level of participation from colleagues far outweighed any expectations I had — in total I collected three postal cages of donations in the forms of blankets, towels, newspapers, toys, pet food, bin bags and cleaning products, and a brilliant £639.06 in cash.
“Christmas and New Year is a tough time for animal sanctuaries, so I’m really pleased to be able to help Thornberry out over this period.
“Overall the day was a great success, and I’m delighted with how it went — not bad for one guy and his first attempt.”
Richard hopes to top up the money he has raised with a contribution from Irwin Mitchell's Charities Foundation (IMCF), which has so far contributed £1.5 million to good causes across the UK and abroad.