A Pawsitively Pawsome Fundraiser For Woodrock Animal Rescue!

by Gabrielle Ozynski

The ballroom at Montecasino on July 27 was host to a fashion show fundraiser of a different kind, as glamorous celebrities sporting gorgeous gowns and rescue pooches from Woodrock Animal Rescue took the cat,er dogwalk!

Unathi, Leanne Manas and Mark Stent with the designers of their outfits and the rescues:

The #Poshpaws4Woodrock, fashion show, dinner and an auction made up what was a fun night for all, and a successful one too, with R125 000 raised on top of sponsorships worth R500 000.

The  event, MC’d by the ever lovely Ashley Hayden, was held to raise funds for this incredible rescue centre to be able to continue doing its outreach work and rescuing in surrounding areas of Hekpoort.

Founders of Woodrock Animal Rescue, Nick and Estelle Meldau work tirelessly and with unstoppable dedication to rescue, rehabilitate, save and adopt out animals from difficult circumstances.

The rescue centre is also home to donkeys, pigs, chickens and geese and has been going since 1992.

Sponsors Marltons played a big part in bringing the event together with Edith Venter Promotions, also providing goodie bags with treats for dogs as well as humans!

The Spero Villioti Elite Design Academy’s students created the spectacular outfits modelled that evening worn by celebrities such as Enhle Mbali Maphumulo, Leanne Manas, Unathi, Thembi Seete, Kim Jayde, Catherine Constantinides, Mr World, Mr Global, DJ Mark Stent (oooh, abs for days on these three hunks!) and more.

Take a look at more pawsome pictures of the event:

Enhle Mbali

Mr World South Africa Fezile Mkhize

Thembi Seete

Catherine Constantinides

Ilse Saunders

Marcus Karsten

Leanne Manas


Mark Stent

Elizabeth Molapo

Thuli Sithole

Moratwe Masima

Annie Malan

Jes Forbes

Kim Jayde

Loreal Magro

A great time was had by all!

Follow the centre on Facebook or adopt a rescue go to : Woodrock Animal Rescue

*Pictures by Gabrielle Ozynski, Brenda Taylor and Russel Harris

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