Celebrities from the worlds of television, music and sport have been doodling on dog bandanas to raise funds for Pet Blood Bank UK (PBB).

Stephen Fry’s work (left), and that of Mark Evans.

Stephen Fry, West End singer Jodie Prenger, Doctors and Candy Cabs actress Lu Corfield and well-known vets Mark Evans, Marc Abraham and Noel Fitzpatrick are among a host of stars flexing their creativity for an auction in aid of PBB’s lifesaving work.

According to PPB – the only charity to provide a blood bank service to help ill or injured dogs – said it hopes thousands of UK dog owners bid for the special bandanas after the first batch went up for auction on December 6.

The Celebrity Doodle a Bandana campaign is part of PBB’s Christmas appeal to not only raise funds but to also generate awareness that pets need lifesaving blood just as much as humans do.

PBB is calling on all large dog owners to bring along their much loved canine companions to give blood at one of the many sessions held across the country and give that special gift of life.

Wendy Barnett, PBB founder and head of professional and clinical services said keeping up with the demand for blood is “vital to helping save sick or injured pets this Christmas”.

“Maintaining blood supplies at this time of year is always a challenge,” she said. “If you’re a large dog owner, please consider registering your dog to give blood and help save a life.

“There’s also a fantastic opportunity to leave your beloved canine companion a unique present under the tree this Christmas by bidding on a celebrity doodled bandana.”

To bid for a bandana, visit PBB’s eBay page.

Alternatively, to register a dog as a donor, telephone 01509 232 222 or visit PBB’s website.

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