September 8, 2016

Diligent launches ‘PAWsome’ campaign to support Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

Diligent Corporation, global leader of secure corporate governance and collaboration solutions for boards and leadership teams, is supporting Battersea Dogs & Cats Home with a 12-month fundraising campaign starting in the second half of 2016. Diligent’s ‘PAWsome’ campaign kicks off with a corporate donation of £15,000, with a further fundraising goal of £10,000, which will be used to kit out operation and recovery pens for dogs in the new Veterinary Hospital and Centre of Excellence that will open at Battersea later in September.

This new world-leading facility enables Battersea’s vets to tackle more complex surgeries and perform more procedures with a dedicated dental suite, an in-house laboratory and an X-ray suite to speed up diagnosis and treatment.

“Diligent’s support helps us give some of Battersea’s most vulnerable animals a calm, safe environment where they can recuperate in comfort,” said Paul McKenzie, Head of Philanthropy and Partnerships at Battersea. “Thousands of lost, abandoned or unwanted animals arrive at our gates every year. Support from companies like Diligent means we can care for them until we find them a safe home.”

As part of the campaign, Diligent is encouraging its customers, employees and suppliers to join it in various fundraising activities, including at Battersea’s Annual Reunion and Fun Day on 4th September in Battersea Park and at the charity’s annual Collars & Coats Gala Ball on 3rd November.

“Many of our 140,000+ users are animal lovers and are extremely passionate about animal welfare,” said Michael Charalambous, Diligent’s Director of Marketing, EMEA. “With the expertise and passion of both the Diligent and Battersea teams, we can help make a huge impact to thousands of lives – both human and animal. And who knows, perhaps some of our customers will re-home a Battersea dog or cat!”

The campaign launches on 4th September at Battersea’s Reunion and Fun Day in Battersea Park, London, where Diligent will be hosting customers and friends at its hospitality tent between 11am and 4.30pm.

For more information on Diligent’s campaign to support Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, please visit

About Diligent Corporation

Diligent is the leading provider of secure corporate governance and collaboration solutions for boards and senior executives. Over 4,700 clients in more than 72 countries and on all seven continents rely on Diligent to provide secure, intuitive access to their most time-sensitive and confidential information, ultimately helping them make better decisions. The Diligent Boards (formerly Diligent Boardbooks) solution speeds and simplifies how board materials are produced, delivered and collaborated on via any device, removing the security concerns of doing this by courier, email and file sharing.

About Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

  • Established in 1860, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home aims never to turn away a dog or cat in need of our help, caring for them until their owners or loving new homes can be found, no matter how long it takes. We are champions for, and supporters of, vulnerable dogs and cats, determined to create lasting changes for animals in our society.
  • Since it was founded, Battersea has rescued, reunited and rehomed over 3.1 million dogs and cats.
  •  In 2015 the Home cared for over 8000 dogs and cats.

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