Our launch event took place on Wedsnesday 5th April at Portsmouth Guildhall,hosted by the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth Councillor David Fuller.
Attended by over 60 keen supporters the launch was a fun informal introduction to the awards.
TV presenter Anneka Svenska gave a heartfelt talk about stray dogs in Romania and about her work as a animal conservationist and her foundation Angels for The Innocent.
Drinks and canapes were served to guests upon arrival and a raffle raised over £150 for the charities we support
Charlotte Corney spoke about the work of the Isle of Wight Zoo in rescuing Big Cats and told us about the Zoo's exciting news about recieving charity status under the Wildheart heading.
Angels for the Innocent
The Badger Trust
Isle of Wight Zoo - Wildheart Trust
Lord Mayors Charity Appeal 2016/17
Dominc Dyer also spoke about the UK Badger Cull and the work of The Badger Trust.
The evening gave people the chance to learn about the upcoming events planned by ourselves.
We would like to take this opportunity to `Thank` everyone for their support and to all that donated raffle prizes for the event.
Also a huge shoutout to The New Forest Dog Hotel and Four Paws Doggy Daycare for sponsoring the launch event.