A message from us on the 17th anniversary of 7/7

July 07, 2022

Today is the 17th anniversary of the 7/7 attacks on London.

Our thoughts are with the victims, survivors and everyone affected by those devastating events in 2005. For Dogstar, this day is always poignant for us.

In 2005, our founder and CEO, Sam Green and her husband, Mark, worked for the engineering department on the London Underground. They managed a busy 24/7 control room. July 7th started as any other working day would. But, by the time it was over, their lives had changed forever.

Just hours after the deadly terrorist attack, Sam and Mark led a small team of specialist engineers supporting the police. What they saw had a profound impact.

Months later, after being made redundant and struggling with post-traumatic stress, Sam booked a flight to Sri Lanka for a trip meant to last only eight weeks. 15 years later, Dogstar Foundation stands determined to create positive change out of the worst of circumstances.

Today, we remember those lives that were lost and changed forever, and stand firmly in our belief that love always wins over hate. The Dogstar family is proof that out of darkness we can go on to do good things.

In 2020, Sam and Mark spoke to the Metro in their first ever press interview about the effects 7/7 had on them personally, and their journey to creating Dogstar.

We would love for you to read our story in more detail, here.

Thank you for being part of this incredible community.

Team Dogstar