Fundraising is obviously one of the most important areas of our work, as without enough funds we cannot help the animals in our care. We have to raise almost all our money ourselves as we receive no Government funding. We are also only able to fundraise in our own area, relying on the generosity of local people and local companies.
We always need more volunteers who are willing to help us raise funds and awareness for our branch - this flexible role will include attending events within our area; such as supermarket collections or other local events and dealing with the public. Our volunteers have great fun and the role is very rewarding. We do not ask anyone to sign up for regular donations, we have collection tins for anyone wanting to make a contribution to the branch. The time commitments will depend on the amount of branch activities from month to month. Please fill out our volunteer form if you have any free time to help us.
Here’s some comments sent in from one of our fundraisers..
‘I have helped out at various collection events for the branch ranging from supermarket collections to local galas. I have always found the events to be relaxed and enjoyable – what I really like is that we don’t pressure anyone into donating or coming over to talk to us (we don’t even shake our collection tins!) We usually stand with a table of leaflets which explains about the branch and the work we do and we have a few collection tins for the spare change that people may want to donate. If people come over to ask us any information we will have a chat and offer our leaflets, we also have the branch phone number and email in-case we have any questions that we are unsure of. Our most recent collection was at a Tesco store, we managed to raise over £300 at the two day event! Some of the volunteers even came dressed as cats and dogs which the little kids loved. The branch always keep us informed of the amounts raised and they always send us thank you emails or cards – I think that being a smaller branch everything seems that little bit more personal. I can honestly say it’s the best feeling knowing that in some way I am helping the lovely animals that find themselves homeless.’