Bring Your Dog To Work Day confirmed for June 24
The third national Bring Your Dog To Work Day - which is organised by the dog grooming product company HOWND - has been confirmed for early summer.
On Friday 24 June, businesses from across the UK will welcome their dog loving employees into the workplace along with their loyal (and well-behaved!) four-legged companions, all in the name of charity.
Britain’s most memorable day at the office took the national press and social media by storm in 2015. The initiative was mentioned by The Times, Daily Mirror, The Independent, Metro and Mashable - it even trended on Twitter within the UK.
Celebrities such as ITV’s Loose Women and Ricky Gervais got involved, tweeting their support using the #BringYourDogToWorkDay hashtag.
“We were overwhelmed with how successful Bring Your Dog To Work Day was last year. The reception to the idea blew us away and it was amazing to see how many posted their dogs at work across all social media platforms,” explains Jo Amit, co-founder of HOWND.
“Most importantly, it was fantastic to raise money for a cause that has always been close to our hearts - the wonderful work of All Dogs Matter. We’re hopeful that this year will prove even more popular, building on the momentum of 2015.”
The day will again raise money for All Dogs Matter, a charity that rehomes hundreds of dogs every year in London and Norfolk. Businesses can donate online (minimum of £50) to take part and become a sponsor, while individuals can gift online or via text (minimum of £2 online, or £1 via text).
Bring Your Dog To Work Day also invites participants to use the initiative as a sponsored event to raise funds for charities that are close to their hearts, using the hashtag #BringYourDogToWorkDay.
“This year we wanted to open Bring Your Dog To Work Day up to businesses and organisations that want to fundraise for charities of their choice. Considering the participation rate in previous years, we think this could be a powerful way to spread the popularity of the event,” adds Jo Amit.
For further information about Bring Your Dog To Work Day visit the official website bringyourdogtoworkday.co.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org