England footballer Harry Kane has joined actors Warwick Davis and Pam Ferris in designing tea towels featuring their pet dogs, in support of Blue Cross's Paws for Tea fundraiser.
Harry designed a tea towel featuring his two Labradors, Wilson and Brady, who've amassed their own fanbase on the footballer's Instagram page. 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."
The money raised will help pets in need at the charity's rehoming centres and hospitals across the country. The limited-edition tea towels are available to buy on the Blue Cross website for £5.99 each.
Actress and Blue Cross ambassador Pam Ferris (main photo) has also designed a tea towel featuring her dogs Lurcher Stan and Parson Jack Russell Elsie. Pam 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."
Harry Potter and Star Wars actor Warwick Davis featured his Malchi Sherlock on the tea towel. 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 in the UK throughout May and encouraging supporters to host their own tea party at home or in their office.
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.