Some of you may have had people knocking on your door asking you to sign up to make regular donations to the Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home. We have heard that some Porty residents have been put off by this approach, especially when given the impression that the Home has had a ‘difficult year’ financially. They also wonder why the charity is employing what one described as ‘door-to-door’ salesmen with quite strong Geordie accents who don’t quite seem to fit with an organisation with its home at the far end of the Prom.
The answer is that the Home has launched a new campaign and handed the contract for part of it to an agency based in the North East of England. To find out more about this campaign and how it is being rolled out, Porty Podcast Producer David Calder spoke to Nicola Gunn, the Home’s Director of Fundraising and Communications. He started by asking about the suggestion that there were financial problems at EDCH, something she insists is far from the case.