Help The Animals At Christmas, Channel 5

Help The Animals At Christmas, Channel 5

As we approach the festive season, it’s important to spare a thought for animals at Christmas. This year, Channel 5 are hoping to raise important funds for the RSPCA, Scottish SPCE, Blue Cross, the Donkey Sanctuary and Wildlife Aid foundation with their appeal to Help The Animals At Christmas.

Presented by Strictly Come Dancing star Kate Silverton, the aim is to support the continued efforts of these amazing charities throughout the Christmas period.

Ben Frow - the director of programming at Channel 5 - said: "Christmas should be a happy time for all, including those who don't have a voice - animals. So this year, along with a host of famous faces, we are going to shine a light on animal welfare, raising awareness and money for five animal charities who work tirelessly to bring comfort and joy to animals all over the UK."

48-year-old BBC News presenter Kate will be joined by her fellow Strictly contestants from years gone by Susan Calman, Gethin Jones, Gaby Roslin and Michael Underwood in the three-hour live appeal on December 21.