PAAW House is proud to sponsor this year’s Haute Dogs charity calendar in aid of our friends at The Wild at Heart Foundation. The calendar aims to raise in excess of £10,000 for the animal welfare charity who have rehomed over 1500 rescue dogs from overseas to happy homes in the UK. They have also sterilised over 25,000 dogs worldwide, preventing millions of unwanted puppies being born into a life of cruelty or hardship. Wild at Heart Foundation believe in dog and continue to work to end the suffering of stray dogs worldwide, and we wholeheartedly support everything they do.
The 2021 ‘Haute Dogs x Wild at Heart Foundation’ charity calendar has been launched by award wining London based milliner Awon Golding. Awon specialises in fun and fresh hats for modern women, and as well as running her own brand she is also Head of Millinery Design for the worlds oldest hat shop, Lock & Co. Her hats have shown at London Fashion Week and she counts Lady Gaga, Meghan Duchess of Sussex and Dita Von Teese amongst her clients.
Together with photographer, Aurelie Four, a London based lifestyle and wedding photographer for people and their companion animals they have created a beautiful calendar featuring Wild at Heart Foundation rescue dogs modelling couture hats designed by some of the worlds most famous and loved names in millinery. As well as Awon’s own design the calendar features bespoke designs from the world’s best dog loving milliners including; Edwina Ibbotson, Florencia Tellado, Giulia Mio, Stephen Jones OBE, Aoife Kirwin, Rafa Peinador, Philip Treacy OBE, The Seasons Hats, Louise McDonald and Eugenie van Oirschot.
Nikki Tibbles, founder of Wild at Heart Foundation said: “Hats off to Awon Golding for once again creating a masterpiece to help raise essential funds for our global re-homing and neutering projects.
“Over three quarters of the worlds dogs are strays and the problem is getting worse. The World Health Organisation estimates that there are over 600 million stray dogs in the world. In addition, it is estimated that around one billion unwanted puppies are born on the streets each year. That’s why it is so important that we do all we can to help to reduce the problem through education, sterilisation and re-homing. We encourage you all to buy this wonderful calendar to bring joy to your life each month and help with our fundraising mission”
Awon commented: “I am honoured to be working with Wild at Heart Foundation this year to help raise funds for their global initiatives. To reflect their international reach, I’ve put together 12 of the worlds best milliners in what will undoubtedly be our most successful campaign yet. We’ve raised £21,000 in the last two years for dog charities and this year is looking set to be a record breaker.”
To help raise the £10,000 target a crowdfunding campaign is now live at Indiegogo and will run until 7th October 2020. To pre-order your calendar in time for Christmas and help raise essential funds for the Wild at Heart Foundation please visit www.hautedogscalendar.com. Calendar price £15.
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