Edinburgh’s top business leaders and influencers spent a day in the dog house today for a very good cause. Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home’s ‘In the Dog House’ event saw the business gurus locked up in their dog kennels for a full working day, in a bid to fundraise their way out.
Joining the event was Celebrity Vet ‘Marc the Vet’ Abraham, Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home CEO Howard Bridges, Boyd Legal’s Property Sales Director, Kerry Wells, iMultiply CEO Kirsty MacKenzie, iMultiply Director John Gilbertson, Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce’s Head of Membership, Richard Ellis, and Premium Benefits Ltd Managing Director, Karl Fogg.
Armed with only a laptop and a mobile phone, the group had just one working day to raise as much sponsorship funds as they could, in order to be released. A series of treats were awarded to mark their progress, including the addition of a chair to their dog kennel, and the chance to stretch their legs on a walk with one of the Home’s resident dogs.
Nearly £7,000 was raised by the group over the course of the day, with iMultiply's Kirsty MacKenzie and John Gilbertson being crowned joint ‘Top Dogs’ for the most money raised individually. All funds raised will be used to support Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home’s work to care for stray and abandoned pets from Edinburgh and the Lothians.