Added on 22-Nov-2010
Rock Legends Unite as Queen Guitarist Brian May is to â€œROCK YOUâ€ at the Collars & Coats Gala Ball, celebrating Battersea Dogs & Cats Homeâ€™s 150th Anniversary
The entertainment glitterati for this seasonâ€™s most eagerly anticipated, star-studded event, the Collars & Coats Gala Ball, is to soar to even greater heights with todayâ€™s announcement that legendary Queen guitarist, Brian May CBE is to perform alongside Queenâ€™s drummer Roger Taylor and The Whoâ€™s iconic lead singer Roger Daltrey CBE, for the charityâ€™s milestone event on 25 November at Battersea Power Station.
Hosted by actress and TV personality Amanda Holden and in the presence of HRH Prince Michael of Kent, GCVO, the Homeâ€™s President, the event promises to offer an unforgettable experience of musical entertainment. Brian May CBE, the defining sound of Queen, will join forces with Roger Taylor, Roger Daltrey CBE, and female lead vocalist of Meat Loaf Patti Russo, in Spike Edneyâ€™s All Star Band.
Tickets for the Collars & Coats Gala Ball can be purchased by calling 020 8476 8677 and visiting www.collarsandcoats.com.
The thrilling mix of entertainment will be heightened with even more performances, from chart-topping pop sensation and X Factor winner Alexandra Burke and Ryan Molloy of the critically acclaimed and Olivier Award winning musical The Jersey Boys. The fundraiserâ€™s distinguished guests will also be treated to a stunning performance from the cast of one of the capitalâ€™s most successful musical shows â€“ the surprise package on the night.
The Collars & Coats Gala Ball is Battersea Dogs & Cats Homeâ€™s most prestigious fundraising event in this, its 150th anniversary year. The much loved animal welfare charity enjoys the support for its vital work from many of the nationâ€™s top celebrities. Previous attendees have included Simon Cowell and Dame Judi Dench and the Gala Ball will again witness a whole host of A-list stars, lighting up the red carpet.
And joining them on the red carpet will be something very special indeed – a unique and memorable Battersea welcome of a Guard of Honour from 150 dogs and their handlers. Distinguished guests will then be treated to a champagne VIP reception and gourmet banquet, interspersed with the top billing entertainment line-up.
Revelers will also have the opportunity to bid in one of the most exclusive â€œmoney-canâ€™t-buyâ€ auctions, with an array of luxury prizes donated by Batterseaâ€™s valued supporters. The event will raise vital funds to ensure the charity continues to go from strength to strength, to help provide a second chance in life to the dogs and cats in its care, as it embarks on its next 150 years.
For further information on Battersea Dogs & Cats Home and to pledge donations or prizes, please visit www.battersea.org.uk.