Sister Sledge top the line up at Battersea’s Collars & Coats Gala Ball on Thursday 3 November

18 AUGUST 2016

R’n’B divas bring the bow wow factor to Battersea

Iconic music group, Sister Sledge, are to headline the Collars & Coats Gala Ball on Thursday 3 November, bringing their legendary R’n’B and disco hits to one of the most talked about charity fundraisers of the year in aid of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.

Performing their knockout hits Lost In Music, He’s The Greatest Dancer, We Are Family, Rise and Shine, as well as performing to their new single Woman are the Music of the World which has become an anthem for women and girl empowerment, the fabulous trio of Debbie, Kim, and Joni Sledge will lead a dazzling line up of entertainment at Battersea Evolution on 3 November.

The unmissable Collars & Coats Gala Ball, now in its eighth year, is world-renowned for gathering some of the biggest names in entertainment to celebrate the incredible work of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. For one, very special night each year, guests join stars of stage, screen, music and sport to experience the best red carpet event in the world, welcomed by dozens of the charity’s rescue dogs in Battersea’s world-famous Doggy Guard of Honour.

Sister Sledge come to Collars & Coats having performed on some of the world’s most prestigious stages, wowing capacity crowds the world over. Over the years the group has amassed a string of gold and platinum records, accumulating over 1 billion downloads for their song We Are Family, total sales of over 15 million worldwide and over 100 awards and commendations.

Battersea Chief Executive Claire Horton said:
“Every year Battersea’s Collars & Coats Gala Ball gets even bigger and better and in 2016 we’ll raise the roof and set the dance floor on fire with the incredible Sister Sledge headlining the night. We know the sisters are huge dog lovers and will have to tear themselves away from our line-up of homeless dogs on the red carpet. We’re thrilled to have such an amazing band join us to raise much needed funds and can’t wait to see them fill the dancefloor with their unforgettable hits.”

“The Collars & Coats Gala Ball is all about helping Battersea transform even more lives and give hope to thousands of dogs and cats every year. The event will introduce some of the charity’s former residents that have been given a vital lifeline and give supporters a chance to bid for money-can’t buy exclusive auction prizes with the monies raised helping dogs and cats in need.” 

Debbie, Kim, and Joni Sledge said:
“We are delighted and honoured to headline the Collars & Coats Gala Ball. Battersea Dogs & Cats Homes’ work in transforming the lives of abandoned dogs is incredible.” 

We feel privileged to collaborate with an organization which has committed to providing care, love and respect for vulnerable animals for over 150 years. These are three principles we have lived by throughout our life and careers and strived to defend though our music.”

Tickets for the Collars & Coats Gala Ball can be purchased by calling 020 7627 9309 and further information can be seen at For further information on Battersea Dogs & Cats Home and to pledge donations, please visit


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About Collars & Coats Gala Ball:

  • Silver Package: £3,500 for a table of 10. (individual tickets at £350 – limited availability)
  • Gold Package: £5,000 for a table of 10. (individual tickets at £500 – limited availability)
  • Platinum Package: £10,000 for table of 14. (Individual tickets not available for this package)
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  • To book: 020 7627 9309 or email