Many thanks for checking out this page – Read on for easy-peasy, no-cost or low-cost ways you can raise funds to help unwanted and abandoned cats find lovely new homes!
As a Cats Protection branch, run entirely by volunteers, we have to raise the vast majority of our funds ourselves. The branch homes around 300 cats and kittens every year, and every one of these felines receives all the veterinary care it needs (as a minimum including a preliminary vet check, plus vaccinations, neutering and microchipping as necessary).
We do our best to minimise costs where feasible (and some of the local vets are very kind to us in this respect) but this level of care, plus of course food, litter and everything else the cats need, takes a lot of money every single month.
Here are some easy and practical ways you can raise funds to keep the branch running, at little or no cost to you:
- Sell unwanted items on Ebay and donate the proceeds to the branch (listed on Ebay under ‘Cats Protection Wey Valley Branch). Follow this link to the branch’s Ebay page
, and click the Sell tab to start selling.
- Recycle your old printer cartridges and mobile phones – another really easy to raise funds the branch! If you work in an office, perhaps you could check if your employer will give you their compatible cartridges? Follow this link for full instructions.
- OK, so this one involves splashing a little cash on our behalf, but it gives you a whole year of sending unlimited ecards! There’s a great choice of cards to send for all occasions, and if you add in Gift Aid to your donation (of minimum £10), the branch gets at least 100% of your donation. Follow this link to sign up for your membership.
- Attention caffeine lovers! If you (or your workplace) has a Tassimo coffee machine, don’t throw away the empty pods! Please collect them for us and we’ll send them off for recycling, with 2p a pod going to the branch. We can also collect plastic pens and highlighters! Get collecting, people! Visit this site for all the details – www.recycletassimopods.com
If you have any queries about anything mentioned here, or if you’d like to suggest or help with another way for us to raise funds for the branch, we’re all ears!