The 2019 Christmas Charity Appeal – Help Me Raise £250 For Battersea Dogs & Cats Home By Leaving Me Links To Your Blogs and Books

The Christmas tree is up, but something is missing. There are no gifts under it, and I need your help to put that right.

For this year’s Christmas charity appeal, I’m asking you to help me raise some money for Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.

Since 1860, Battersea has been there for every dog and cat that finds themselves homeless. From the moment they welcomed their first stray dog, they have been placing animals at the centre of everything they do. 

More than three million animals later, they’re still working hard to achieve the vision that every dog and cat should live in a home where they are treated with love, care and respect.

They believe that every dog and cat deserves the best. That’s why Battersea Dogs and Cats home have always helped every dog and cat in need. 

Click here to visit the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home Website.

Want to get involved? Here’s what you need to do.

  1. In the comments section of this post, leave your name, the name of your blog, and a link to your blog. This can be a link to your ‘about me’ page, a favourite blog post you’ve published, or the home page of your blog.
  2. If you’re an author, you’re also welcome to leave a link to any books you have published. So, for example, leave a link to your author or Goodreads page so that people visiting this post can view your books.
  3. Please consider donating to Battersea Dogs and Cats Home by visiting their website and clicking on the ‘Donate’ button.

For every link left under the Christmas tree, I will donate £1 until I reach a target of 200 links.

To help me achieve my target, if you reblog or share this post via ‘Press This’, I will donate an extra £1 to the total (up to another £50).

If you do share this post via a reblog or ‘Press This’, I should receive a pingback to your post. However, I recommend that you also leave a link to the reblog in the comments section.

This charity appeal will run until 23:59 on Saturday, January 4th, 2020 when the Christmas tree will be taken down. I hope this will give everyone plenty of time to leave a link to their blog and/or books over the busy Christmas and New Year period.

At the end of the appeal, I will create a heading entitled ‘Blogs To Follow in 2020‘ on the menu bar of my blog. Anyone clicking on the link will be taken to a page where they can view all the links left to the blogs in this post. The link will remain on my blog until the end of 2020.

Please note that as I moderate all links and comments before they appear on my blog, there may be a delay before your links and comments appear.

A Christmas message from Austin & Toby

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and would like to thank you for supporting this year’s Christmas charity appeal.

Christmas is a time for peace and goodwill to all of us, but don’t forget about our four-legged friends.

I hope you will consider helping Toby, Austin and me with this year’s Christmas charity appeal by leaving us a link to your blog and/or books in the comments section.

🎄 Thank you so much 🎄

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    1. Thanks so much for leaving your links under the Christmas tree, Stevie. I really appreciate you also reblogging the post which will no doubt help me raise even more finds for Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.
      Merry Christmas.

    1. Hi Amy, thanks so much for leaving your links and helping us raise funds for the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.

      I see that you use ‘Blogger’ as your blogging platform. I’m not sure the reblog button at the bottom of my post will work. The best way to share my post on your blog is to copy and paste the URL of the post into a draft post. That should work. Let me know if you have success with it and leave a link to the post in the comments section of this post. If it does not work, we may have to think of another method.

      Thanks again for being a part of this year’s Christmas charity appeal.

      Best wishes and a Merry Christmas,
      Hugh

  1. Hi Hugh…A very worthwhile charity and I hope they get lots of extra donations through your kind gesture, My link is a post with a link to Soi Dogs which is where we got our Saangchai from and the charity we support as stray dogs or Soi Dogs as they are called here are a huge problem. The works they do is important they also rehome dogs around the world ..Saangchai’s mum was rehomed to the UK her owner contacted me and sent me a lovely photo….It was so lovely to see how loved and happy his mum is… https://carolcooks2.com/2019/08/01/dogs-are-not-our-whole-life-but-they-make-our-life-whole-saangchai-and-soi-dogs/
    Thank you, Hugh xx

    1. That’s wonderful to hear that she is doing well, Carol. I only wish I could rehome all the homeless dogs in our world. They are such loyal, loving creatures. I can’t understand why anyone would want to be cruel to them or make any of them homeless by just abandoning them on the streets.

      Thank you for leaving your link and for helping us raise funds for Battersea Dogs Home.

    1. Thank you, Aletha. Yes, Toby and Austin create a lot of fun for us. They seem to be very popular when we are out walking them.

      Thank you so much for leaving a link under the Christmas tree.

      Merry Christmas.

    1. Hi Kassandra, thank you for coming over from Barb’s blog and for leaving a link your recent blog post under the Christmas tree. We wish you and your readers a stressfree Christmas.

      Merry Christmas.

    1. Thank you, Debbie. I’m not sure why, but your comment went straight to my WordPress spam folder. Thank goodness I visit that folder daily.

      Thank you so much for leaving your link and for supporting us in raising funds for Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.

    1. They do. Thank you so much for leaving them under the Christmas tree and for helping us raise funds for Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. We really appreciate it.
      Best wishes and Merry Christmas,
      Hugh

  2. Hi there; Mylo was wondering about Toby just the other day. There needs to be a meeting of noses soon! He’s asked me to offer you my links for such a good cause seeing at it was Battersea who handled his adoption to his current servants. So without more ado…https://geofflepard.com/ is the web and https://www.amazon.co.uk/Geoff-Le-Pard/e/B00OSI7XA0 the author page. Hope these work! Merry Christmas.Oh and apologies for not giving to Battersea this year but we’re supporting the charity Jenni works for, the PDSA

    1. Thank you, Mylo and Geoff, for leaving your links under the Christmas tree. The PDSA is such a wonderful charity. We’ve sponsored Jenni on her Marathon and wish her much success with that long run she has ahead of her.

      The meeting of noses sounds like an excellent idea. It would be wonderful to meet up in the New Year, especially as there is no Bloggers Bash next year.

      Merry Christmas to you both and the family.

  3. So wonderful you have remembered our four legged friends who give us an abundance of joy and unconditional love. My heart is still broken from losing my beloved border collie Bess in June so I also know the emptiness when our best friend is no longer here. I am delighted to support your very worthy cause and send warm wishes to you, Austin, Toby and residents at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home and other shelters. Here’s a link to one of my former posts about National Pet Day: https://wrightingmylife.com/2018/04/11/can-you-love-more-than-one-day/ which attests my love of these gifted creatures.

    1. I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your border Collie, Bess. Pets become such a big part of our lives, don’t they? Toby and Austin are our first dogs, and we can’t imagine life without them.

      Thank you so much for leaving the link to your blog and helping us raise funds for the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. Thank you, too, for sharing the news of this appeal with your readers on your blog. We really appreciate it.

      Seasons Greetings to you.

      1. Thank you, Hugh. It’s an empty house and garden without Bess I’ll admit. I’m certain Toby and Austin will bring you immeasurable joy. Best wishes to all of you for the happiest of holidays.

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