12:30PM, Tuesday 22 April 2014
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home hosted a chocolate egg hunt to raise vital funds for the centre on Easter Sunday.
Despite the wet weather, about 150 people turned up to join the search around the grounds of the home in Priest Hill, Old Windsor, before they were invited inside to dry off, meet the furry friends and take part in crafts and facepainting.
All the money raised on the day will go towards looking after the homeless animals the centre shelters, which is currently nearing the maximum occupancy of 90 dogs and 50 cats.
"It's the first time we have done it so we weren't really sure how it was going to go, but the good old British resolve got people out in the rain," said customer service manager Tracey Curren.
"They were all out there in their wellies and umbrellas. It was great fun."
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