27 February 2020
What: George Charitable Dogs Committee Party
When: 26th February 2020
Where: George Club, 87-88 Mount St, Mayfair, London
Who: James Middleton, Lily Fortescue, Fiona Leahy, Nikki Tibbles, Carole Bamford, Yasmin Le Bon and Amber Le Bon, Charlie Gilkes, Lee Dixon and Leah Woods
George Club is already dog-friendly, but last night the private members' club showed even more love for its canine companions and launched its new Charitable Dogs Committee. Paws and pumps descended upon the Mayfair haunt in support of Nikki Tibbles’ Wild at Heart Foundation, a charity with an aim to bring an end to the world’s 600 million stray dog problem.
The George Charitable Dog Committee, which also includes dog-lover and model David Gandy, will be supporting the Club in initiatives and events throughout the year fundraising for causes in support of dog welfare.
On the night, members, guests and their dogs enjoyed an abundance of canine-friendly entertainment including a ‘Pawsecco’ station, luxury dog treats from Rockster, a luxury grooming station by Charlie and Co Naturals and dog ice cream on the terrace by Hugo and Celine. A selection of Copper Dog cocktails was served throughout the event including the Dog Collins with fresh orange and the Dog Sour with lemon juice and egg white. James Middleton, who is working on a documentary on how dogs helped him get through his battle with depression, brought along his adorable golden retriever and cocker spaniel.
No pooches were kicked out for bad behaviour, adhering remarkably to the club's house rules. A 'best in show' canine catwalk, however, proved too much of a temptation for some and several dogs saw this as an opportune moment to be hot on the scent as the dog models strutted down with their owners. It's a good life for some, especially at George.