Other ways to support us
You can set up your own Just Giving page to raise funds for our branch from your chosen event. The first step is to register your details. Then choose the cause that you want to support, ie Cats Protection. The branch is not set up on Just Giving as a charity in its own right (only the main Cats Protection charity is set up), however if you make sure that your page states that you are fundraising for Chiltern Cats Protection and not Cats Protection in general, the money that you raise will come through to us.
2. Amazon wishlist
If you were thinking of donating to Chiltern Cats Protection, and you would rather donate something tangible for our foster cats rather than money, you might like to take a look at our wishlist on Amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/registry/wishlist/270LCH9REDRFP
3. Cats Protection Lottery
As a charity, we rely solely on the generosity and kindness of public donations to enable us to go on caring for cats and kittens. Why not help us by joining our Weekly Lottery, or by signing up someone you love as a unique Christmas gift?
It’s just £1 to play each week and you have great odds of winning! There are 100 cash prizes each week to be won from £5 to £1,000. All players are automatically entered into the Quarterly Super Draw, with a top prize of £5,000! You can support the Chiltern branch by selecting us in the donation options when you sign up in person, by telephone 01628 825 928, online at http://www.cats.org.uk/get-involved/support-us/lottery/ or download your own lottery form here.
Each draw will take place on a Friday and winners list will be available online on the following Monday. The list is published at www.cats.org.uk/lottery-winners or by calling 01628 201 265. Find out more information about the Weekly Lottery here
To join online, please visit http://www.cats.org.uk/get-involved/support-us/lottery -Don’t forget to tick “I would like my payments to go towards supporting a branch of my choice” - Please don’t forget to select the Chiltern branch when you sign up!
You can also enter by calling our Weekly Lottery Helpline on 01628 825 928 or download our lottery form and post to: Freepost RTJY-JUCB-AATE, Cats Protection, PO Box 1127, MAIDENHEAD, SL6 3LN. Click here for full terms and conditions.
4. Easyfundraising - retailers donate to us when you buy online
Easyfundraising is a shopping directory listing hundreds of very popular online stores. Just use the links on the Easyfundraising site whenever you shop online and, at no extra cost to you, we'll receive a free donation of up to 15% from every purchase you make.
It’s completely FREE to register and you won’t pay a penny more for your shopping when you use the Easyfundraising website.
Choose from over 2000 of the UK's best-known retailers including many popular names such as Tescos, Amazon, Next, Debenhams and John Lewis. Just use the links on the Easyfundraising website whenever you shop online and, at no extra cost to you, up to 15% from every purchase you make will be donated to Chiltern Cats Protection. It really is that simple!
All you need to do is visit http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk and when you register, select Chiltern Cats Protection as the organisation you wish to support.
This is very similar to easyfundraising.com. Go to www.giveasyoulive.com and, when you register, select Chiltern Cats Protection as the organisation you wish to support.
By using easysearch.org.uk instead of Google or any other search engine, you can make a real difference. easysearch is completely FREE and by making just 10 searches a day, you could raise around £20 a year for to your chosen cause.
7. Pets at Home donate to Cats Protection when you use your VIP Club card
Pets at Home launched their VIP (Very Important Pet) Club on 20 November. By registering for the club you can help to make a difference to CP every time your VIP card is swiped at a Pets at Home store. Through your purchase you will earn VIP lifelines that can be redeemed to give essential supplies to CP. In addition, you will also receive exclusive offers.
Many Pets at Home stores have chosen a CP branch or centre to be one of their charities available for selection, so please vote for them if they are listed. If a local branch or centre has not been selected then you can still vote for CP to benefit from your points. To register for your VIP Club card, visit https://vip.petsathome.com.
Please don't forget to vote for us and do tell volunteers, friends and family about this.
8. Sureflap microchip cat flaps
Sureflap sell cat flaps that can be programmed to only let your cats through by use of your cats’ microchip numbers. This can be very useful if you want to prevent other cats entering your house. Please contact us for a leaflet and an order form. We get a 20% donation for every cat flap sold.
We are now partnered with Recycling for Good Causes and can recycle:
- Jewellery – gold, silver, costume jewellery, watches, broken and damaged items (like odd earrings, snapped chains or items with missing stones).
- Currency (banknotes and coins) – old and new, UK and foreign, including all the pre Euro notes that are now worthless.
- Mobile phones, games consoles, games, mp3 players, digital cameras and other gadgets.
10. Aylesbury Vale Lottery
The Chiltern branch of Cats Protection is one of the good causes supported by Vale Lottery. Tickets cost £1 each. 50% goes to your chosen cause (hopefully Chiltern Cats Protection) and 8% goes into a pot for other good causes in the Vale. They have a weekly draw where the odds of winning a prize are 1 in 50, and the top prize is £20,000.
You can find out more about the lottery by visiting their website at www.valelottery.co.uk. Why not try your luck?