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Dog Day Afternoon

18th July 2021


 Metro Bank stores across the West Midlands region – that’s Birmingham, Solihull Merry Hill and Wolverhampton- are the lead sponsor of this year’s Birmingham Dogs Home  Family Fun Day on Saturday July 24th being held at the charity’s Catherine-de-Barnes centre

As a community bank, Metro Bank has always welcomed dogs in store – four legged VIP visitors to their stores enjoy their own water bowl, special treats and even a branded bandana, but now Metro Bank colleagues from across the Midlands, will not only fundraise for this much loved local charity, but will volunteer on the day to help run the event as well as judge the Best Dog in Show event..

Lee Currier, local director at Metro Bank, adds: “We are thrilled to be partnering with Birmingham Dogs Home to support their Healing Hearts appeal to help build a fantastic new veterinary clinic.”

Open from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 24th July, families and four-legged friends are invited to enjoy a day of fun-filled entertainment with shopping stalls, raffle and tombola, a children’s play area, BBQ, refreshments and much more.

All funds raised on the day will go towards supporting the charity’s Healing Hearts Appeal campaign, which aims to raise £100,000 of vital funds to build a bespoke veterinary clinic.

Unfortunately, the increased demand for puppies during the pandemic has led charities such as ours seeing a rapid rise in the number of unwanted dogs with life-threating and debilitating inherited conditions,” explains Fi Harrison, head of fundraising, Birmingham Dogs Home.  “We are having to foot the bill, putting an increased strain on all our resources, so we are delighted that such a dog positive organisation such as Metro Bank is not only going to help raise funds, but also offer more resource with bank colleagues volunteering to help us manage the thousands of dogs we care for each year.”

Giles Webber, chief executive at Birmingham Dogs Home, says: “We are delighted to be working with this family-friendly, community-minded organisation and we think they are pawfect partners for Birmingham Dogs Home.”

Birmingham Dogs Home  has been at the forefront of animal welfare for the Midlands for almost 130 years and is one of the region's oldest and best loved animal welfare charities.  The charity operates two centres in Birmingham and Wolverhampton. 

Metro Bank colleagues from all four stores will also volunteer at the Birmingham Dogs Home across the next year.