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. Hi Hugh – this is a wonderful thing that you are doing for the homeless dogs and cats. Thank you!
    My name is Susan, I am a writer who lives in Australia, and my blog is called “Susan’s Musings: Whimsical Stuff from a Writer’s Mind.”
    Here is one of my recent blog-posts:
    Here is the link to the book page on my website:

  2. Hello Hugh
    Animal Welfare certainly is not uppermost in people’s minds these days – they seem to have too many other things to think about. Thank you for being there for the Battersea mob.
    Here’s a link to my blog Cathy @ Still Waters – – where I talk about this that and anything else that crosses my mind . Retirement is a wonderful thing 😎

    1. I agree, Cathy. Retirement is certainly a wonderful thing. I was lucky enough to have retired early. I’m enjoying every moment of it.

      Thank you so much for leaving a link under the Christmas tree and for helping me raise more funds for Battersea Dogs and Cats Home by sharing my post.

      Best wishes and a Merry Christmas to you.

    1. Thank you, Sue. Your link is number 100 (including the reblogs we’ve had). Thank you so much for reblogging the Christmas charity appeal to your readers. I’m sure it will generate lots more links.

      We wish Ani much success with her new book. We’d be delighted to host a guest post from her in the New Year if she’d like to promote it over on my blog.

      Great to see Ani’s Advent calendar back. Is she still looking for more posts?

  3. Hi Hugh. Glad to support this worthy cause again. You’re a very generous man – with your time as well as your money. Hope it all goes well – and that you are keeping well.

    Here are my links:

    The first is my latest blog post, which purports to be a book review, but also talks about a regular gathering of authors and book bloggers, so it’s proved interesting for a lot of people.

    And, talking of gatherings…

    My name is in there somewhere!

    Have a terrific Christmas!

    1. Thanks so much for leaving your links and helping us raise some funds for Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, Graeme.

      Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year.

      Hope to see you in 2020.

  4. Could those dear boys be any cuter, Hugh? Thank you so much for caring about the fur folk!! My blog is “The Chicago Files” and I’ve left a link here to a post about taking a moment to care about strangers called, “Sunday Serenity: A Little Bit of Kindness Does Matter: Thank you, Hugh! Big hugs, Cher xo

    1. I think you made Austin and Toby blush, Cher. 😀

      Thank you so much for leaving a link to one of your blog posts and for supporting us in helping raise some funds for Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.

      Hugs to you.

    1. Hi Erica, thank you so much for leaving your links under the Christmas tree. Austin, Toby and I are very thankful for your support in helping us raise funds for Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.

      Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

    1. Gina, thank you so much for making that double donation in honour of what I am doing. That is very kind of you.

      Thank you for leaving your links and supporting us in raising funds for Battersea Dogs and Cats Home this Christmas.

      Best wishes and Merry Christmas,

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