Dains Birmingham office present funding boost to dog support charity
Two and four legged members of Birmingham Dogs Home (BDH) were grinning from ear to ear after Birmingham-based Dains Accountants handed them a boost following a year of fund-raising.
Dated: 13 May 2019 Author: Andrew Donaldson, Head of Forensic Accounting
Rachel Frost, from the charity, stopped off at the firm’s Colmore Row offices to accept a donation of over £2,500 and meet several of the staff who helped raise funds during the past 12 months through a range of events including “tuck shop” profits, cake sales and collections.
Statistics released by the charity have revealed that this kind donation could pay to care for up to four dogs and help towards weekly running costs of over £42,000.
Andrew Donaldson, Forensic Accountancy Partner, said: “All of us here at Dains are so proud to be an active part in our communities and this is why we chose Birmingham Dogs Home as our charity for the past 12 months.
“The amazing work they do cannot be understated and any donation, no matter how big or how small, can make a massive difference to a dog that needs to be nursed back to health.
“We have had a great time raising money for the charity and are so thrilled to be able to make this donation to support its fantastic work.”
As part of the link-up, staff visited the charity’s facility in Solihull to meet staff and some of the dogs.
The charity has been running for over 125 years and helps to rescue, reunite and rehome dogs that have been abused, neglected or exploited.
It costs over £2 million a year to run BDH and, on average, it helps to rescue and treat 53 dogs a week.
Rachel Frost, from BDH, said: “We were so proud to accept this kind donation from Dains and cannot thank them enough for their support during the past 12 months.
“The support of Dains has been vital to all the dogs that come into our care and food, bathing, exercise, veterinary care and ongoing treatment are just a few ways in which their fundraising has helped us.
“Working with Dains over the past 12 months has allowed us to offer dogs a lifeline and a new home, that they might not have had if not for a donation like this.”
More information about BDH is available by visiting www.birminghamdogshome.org.uk