Special events

Our Special Events aim to raise crucial funds needed to help our amazing animals. They are also fantastic opportunities to gather either at our rehoming centres for an exclusive insight into Battersea or at spectacular locations across London to socialise with friends of Battersea whilst raising a glass to celebrate our work.


Battersea friends and supporters were treated to a show-stopping evening of entertainment as they joined the stars of the show – our Battersea rescue dogs – at Battersea Backstage, hosted at Quaglino’s on Thursday 4 November 2022.

Thank you to everyone who joined us and helped to make it a night to remember. The event raised over £90,000 in critical funds to support Battersea’s work.

Special thanks goes to our fantastic event committee: Lucinda Jamieson (Chair), Ellie Lines, Lorraine O’Brien, Fran Shepherd and Angela Soning, who helped to make the event such a success.

The event was hosted by comedian Sue Perkins, and headlined by singer Mica Paris, ‘the British Queen of Soul’, Battersea Backstage took guests behind the scenes to hear more about our vital work caring for dogs and cats in need and helping rescue animals across the UK and beyond.

Battersea supporters including Karen Hauer, Nicole Appleton, Kate Lawler, Candace Brown and Jackie St Clair, were given the opportunity to meet some of the incredible rescue dogs that have been helped by the 161-year-old charity such as Bichon Frise cross Percy, and Chihuahua Matilda, as well as hearing about some of the cats that have been given a second chance in life.

They include Hector, a Domestic Short-Hair kitten who found himself in the care of Battersea after being found as a stray at just six-weeks-old. Hector was missing a leg and part of his tail when he arrived at Battersea, something that staff suspect the kitten may have been born with.

Throughout the pandemic Battersea has continued to take in and rehome animals across the country ensuring that they got a second chance at a happy new life. The charity is also helping thousands more animals beyond its gates through their Academy programme, which provides vital funding and training to smaller rescue centres in the UK and abroad.

Battersea Chief Executive Peter Laurie said,
“Battersea would not be able to care for thousands of dogs and cats every year were it not for the generosity of our donors. This event has given us the opportunity to show just how valuable this support is, in helping our staff and volunteers transform the lives of animals that have sadly been abandoned or relinquished by their owners.”


Donating an auction prize is a great way to showcase your brand or product, publicly show your support for Battersea, and help to fundraise tens of thousands of pounds.

Please email specialevents@battersea.org.uk for more information.


There are a number of ways you or your business can get involved in our Special Events. Do something incredible by helping the animals in our care whilst also advertising your business at a high profile event to all of our attendees.


Our exclusive Special Events programme has included everything from sporting events and art exhibitions to prestigious dinners. We hold multiple events throughout the year and so, provide a wide range of options for your company.

Sponsorship opportunities vary between each event so please contact the team on 0207 627 9287 or specialevents@battersea.org.uk for more information.