Paul O’Grady’s death has seen an outpouring of goodwill towards good causes helping good dogs, with the late comedian’s passion sparking donations – but smaller charities are yet to feel the love.
Battersea Dogs and Cats Home has received over £200,000 in donations after setting up a tribute fund in O’Grady’s memory, while Dogs Trust told The Big Issue it too had seen an increase in donations.
But smaller charities haven’t noticed the goodwill spreading. StreetVet, where Paul O’Grady was also an ambassador, said it had seen “no significant uplift”.
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However, one person had been in touch wanting to run the Great North Run for StreetVet in memory of O’Grady, said its co-founder Jade Statt.
Paul O’Grady was introduced to StreetVet while filming his TV programme For The Love Of Dogs, and acted as an ambassador for the charity, and was described by Statt as “a true advocate for man’s best friend and a wonderful human being”.