Snoopy, the world’s most lovable beagle, has roped in some pals to raise money for charity through an auction of specially designed versions of his iconic kennel!
To celebrate the highly anticipated UK release of Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie on 21 December 2015, Twentieth Century Fox has teamed up with ITV Text Santa to raise money for three fantastic charities this festive season: Macmillan Cancer Support, Make-A-Wish® UK and Save the Children.
An eclectic mix of UK and international celebrities from the world of film, music and sport have personally designed kennels which, after a six date tour, will be auctioned off to the public for the benefit of these charities.
The following kennels will be up for grabs – with more exciting names to be announced!
· “Panda’s Palace” – Hollywood actor, Jack Black
· “Snoopy Darling” – Actress, Joanna Lumley
· “The Corrie Crib” – The cast of Britain’s longest running soap, Coronation Street
· “Queen of Bark-ness” TV personality, Sharon Osbourne
· “Terry’s Hut-Trick” Professional football player, John Terry
· “Pawla Kiely” Irish fashion designer, Orla Kiely
· “The Wimbledog” Wimbledon winner, Andy Murray
· “Snoopy Spice” TV Personality, Melanie Brown
· “Ground Dog Day” Premiership football team, Everton FC
· “Snoopy of London” Luxury department store, Liberty
· “Girls on Paw” International girl band, Little Mix
· “Snoopy Snaps” British fashion photographer, Rankin
· “The Doggy Paddle” Olympic gold medallist, Tom Daley
· “The Original Snoopy” Peanuts Worldwide
· “All Back to Snoopy’s” Indie rock band, The Vaccines”
Snoopy fans can bid to get their hands on their favourite creation at an online auction through Rosebery Auction House, www.roseberys.co.uk/snoopy, starting on 12 November. 100% of all proceeds of the auction will go to ITV Text Santa and the three charities: Macmillan Cancer Support, Make-A-Wish and Save the Children.
The successful bidders will then be revealed in a ceremony at The Mayfair Hotel, London on Monday 7th December. Celebrity guest to be announced.
These bespoke creations, which are five foot seven tall and function as real kennels, will be unveiled on Regent Street on Saturday 28 November! They will then head on a UK tour, where members of the public can come along to see the designs in person, take part in some fun-filled activities and even meet Snoopy himself! The public can also contribute to ITV Text Santa via bucket collections at each of the tour locations!
The dates and locations of the tour are as follows:
- Saturday 28 November: London, Regent Street, Hamleys Toy Parade
- Sunday 29 November: Resorts World Birmingham
- Saturday 5 December: Glasgow, University Place, Byres Road
- Sunday 6 December: Manchester, Intu Trafford Centre
- Saturday 12 December: Liverpool, Derby Square
- Sunday 13 December: Swansea, Castle Square
The Snoopy Kennel activity is just one of the ways in which Text Santa aims to raise money to help families in need at Christmas. There is a range of Christmas fundraising activities you can take part in this December to support the ITV Text Santa Appeal such as signing up for the Do It For Charity Text Santa Run, participating in a Text Santa Christmas quiz or taking part in the Text Santa Christmas Jumper Day in the lead up to the Text Santa show on Friday 18 December. For more information visit itv.com/textsanta.
The appeal hopes to inspire a whole army of fundraisers to raise more money than ever before. The money raised will go towards funding nurses and other essential workers so people affected by cancer get the support they need; granting wishes to enrich the lives of children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions and transforming children’s lives here and abroad to give hope to families in difficulty at Christmas.
Text Santa is now in its fifth year and has so far raised over £21million for UK charities. The annual appeal also helps to increase awareness of the vital work of the charity partners by using ITV’s reach to millions of viewers across the UK. 100% of the money will be shared equally amongst the Text Santa charities going directly to support their vital work. All donations to Save the Children’s international work will be matched pound for pound by the UK Government up to £5 million.
Last year, thanks to the public’s fantastic generosity, the money raised through Text Santa helped to provide 45,000 hours of specialist care to help young people fight cancer, support over 3,600 people suffering from dementia, and provide 51,650 hours of care to children and their families.
In this, the fifth year of the show, supporting Text Santa for 2015, appeal partners include Papa John’s, Vodafone, Twentieth Century Fox and department store Liberty.