Support our branch

There are many ways you can support Cats Protection and our branch.

Become a Cats Protection Member
You can become a member of Cats Protection for £5 a month. You will receive a welcome pack, annual subscription to The Cat magazine, and access to Vetfone where you are able to chat to a vet nurse by phone or live chat 24 hours and 7 days a week if you are worried about your cat's health, plus other benefits. All membership fees will come to our branch to help cats in our area.  Just click here for more information Cats Protection Membership   Please be aware that if you had previously signed up to membership, the fees will currently go to our Headquarters.  If you would like future fees to come to our branch, please get in touch.

Easyfundraising
Did you know that whenever you buy anything online, from your weekly shop to your annual holiday, you could be raising free donations for Cats Protection Atherton & Wigan Branch with Easyfundraising?
 
There are over 4,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation including Amazon, eBay, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com and M&S – and it won’t cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds.
 
All you need to do is click here and join for free. 
Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping. After you’ve checked out, the retailer will make a donation to Cats Protection Atherton & Wigan Branch at no extra cost to you whatsoever.

Join the cat lottery and support our branch
It only costs £1 a week to play. Every penny will help our branch to look after the cats and kittens in our care. Players have a chance of winning one of 100 prizes, including a weekly jackpot of £1,000 and Super Draws up to a £10,000 jackpot. This is a fun way of helping to raise funds for cats and kittens. When signing up please remember to select 'I would like my payments to go towards the cats and kittens at a branch or adoption centre of my choice' and choose to support 'Atherton & Wigan Branch' as this will ensure 100% of your lottery fee will go directly to support our branch.  If you have signed up the the lottery previously and did not specify  you wanted the payments to come to our branch, you can make sure that they do come to us in future if you ring 01628 825928.

Please click here to join: play the cat lottery Thank you.


Make a donation
 Your donations, no matter how large or small, will make a huge difference to the lives of the unwanted cats and kittens in our care. Without you we simply wouldn't be able to continue with our valuable work. If you would like to donate please click this link here to complete your details.  If you would like to send a cheque, please make out to Cats Protection Atherton & Wigan Branch and post to A & W Cats Protection,  P O Box 278, Warrington WA12 2DP.  If you would prefer to donate by bank transfer please contact treasurer@atherton.cats.org.uk for details.

Amazon Wish List
We have set up an Amazon Wish List for anyone who would like to support us by buying a gift for the cats and kittens in our care. Items include: cat food, litter and toys. You can purchase gifts by clicking here: Atherton & Wigan Amazon Wish List . All items are delivered straight to the branch. 

Become a cat sponsor
So many cats arrive at our branch hungry, homeless and alone. Sponsoring a cat pen is one of the best ways you can help, providing them with shelter, food, warmth, medical care and the love they need.

It's easy to become a cat pen sponsor, right now, for as little as 19p a day. Sponsorship also makes a lovely gift for a fellow cat lover in your life.  To get started, just choose the cat and the pen you would like to sponsor here: Become a cat sponsor  Atherton & Wigan Branch will receive 100% of your sponsorship.

Leaving A Gift In Your Will
To find information about leaving us a gift in your will please click here  Leaving A Gift In Your Will.  If you would like to leave the gift to our branch, please ensure you specify Cats Protection Atherton & Wigan in your will.  Cats Protection is also offering a will writing service.  Click here for more details Free Will Writing Service

Food Donation 
We have food donation bins in these stores: Sainsbury's Leigh and Marus Bridge, Morrisons Leigh, Tesco Hindley, Asda Golborne, Pets at Home Leigh and Walkden, My Pets Vets Lowton and Leigh, Paw Wash Groomers in Hindley, Pemberton Pets and Petzone Wigan. When you are out shopping it would be greatly appreciated if you could add an item or two to help the cats and kittens in our care.  If you want to donate food but are unable to drop off in a bin please email enquiries@atherton.cats.org.uk with a phone number and area, or ring our call centre on 01942 465321.

Knitting Wool
If you have any spare knitting wool, we would be glad to have it! We have some keen knitters raising money for us by selling knitted and crocheted items on our behalf, and they are always needing supplies.  Please email enquiries@atherton.cats.org.uk if you can help.

The Cat Magazine
The Cat brings you all the news, views and information about cats and cat ownership. Our expert team of vets will tackle a whole range of cat questions and you’ll learn more about your cat’s behaviour and even discover how to create the perfect garden for your pet.   

Plus, we get the low-down from cat-loving celebrities and there are loads of great giveaways and goodies to be won. And, of course, there is all the latest information from Cats Protection.

For just £15 a year you’ll get four issues of The Cat delivered direct to your door. Phone our subscription hotline number on 0800 917 2287 to subscribe today or follow this link The Cat Magazine Subscription

Overseas Subscribers: To cover additional postage costs, the minimum subscription for non UK residents is £27

Unused Postage Stamps
We welcome unused stamps to help keep down our postage costs.

Pets at home VIP Card
If you shop at Pets at Home, you can join their VIP club.  This will entitle you to lots of benefits, and you also have the option to nominate us as your chosen charity, so that we will receive donations from them from your purchases, whether instore on online.

Raffle Prizes
We are planning to hold some raffles shortly and would welcome any donations of suitable prizes.  The first will be a Mothers Day Raffle. We will then be holding an Easter Raffle,  and would welcome donations of Easter eggs and chocolate.  Please drop off at one of our food donation bins, see locations above, or email Enquiries.

Catnip Mice
We have some lovely catnip mice for sale which were hand knitted by a kind supporter.  They have a squeaker in, and our cats really love the catnip in them.  If you would like to buy any, the cost is £2.50 each.  You can pick up from Lowton or Swinton, otherwise postage is 66p per mouse or 96p for two or more.  Just email  enquiries@atherton.cats.org.uk to place an order. 

Easter Chicks
We are looking for knitters to make some Easter chicks for our fundraising.  If you can help, please email enquiries@atherton.cats.org.uk.  We can supply a pattern if needed.
We now have some knitted chicks which contain a creme egg for sale.  They cost £1.50 each or £5 for 4, collectable from Lowton, Atherton, Swinton, Ashton, Bryn, Winstanley, Billinge or Standish. Payment by cash or bank transfer.  If interested,  please email enquiries@atherton.cats.org.uk with your contact number and area.

From all of the cats, kittens and volunteers at Atherton & Wigan Branch,  we thank you for your support.