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Birthday coming up but don’t want gifts? Ask your friends and family to donate the money they would have spent to support cats across the UK by setting up a birthday fundraiser for Cats Protection.

Make your birthday extra special this year by raising vital funds for cats. Your generosity will enable us to help around 430 cats a day through keeping our branches and centres running, feeding cats in our care, providing safe foster homes or even neutering feral cats.  


How to set up a birthday fundraiser

Setting up a birthday fundraiser for charity through social media is quick and easy! You can set up your fundraiser through Facebook or Instagram.

  • To fundraise through Facebook, create your fundraising page on Facebook and make sure you choose Cats Protection as your charity. Follow the steps on screen and then put your fundraiser live

Create your Facebook birthday fundraiser

  • To fundraise through Instagram, create a post like you normally would. Choose your image, then on the page where you add a caption click ‘add fundraiser’ and search for Cats Protection

How to set up an Instagram birthday fundraiser

Encouraging friends and family to donate

Make sure you post on your chosen social channel to let your friends and family know you’re raising money in lieu of birthday gifts. Don’t forget to include a link to your Facebook fundraiser, or repost your Instagram fundraiser to your stories. 

Sometimes it can be tricky to know how to ask for charity donations instead of birthday gifts. You can always use some of our examples below to let everyone know how their money will be helping cats.

How you’re helping cats

If you choose to have a birthday fundraiser for Cats Protection, thank you. Your generosity will help thousands of cats in our care and owners across the country.

  • £5 provides specialist milk to hand-feed an orphaned kitten for 10 days
  • £10 feeds a cat in our care for 50 days
  • £20 provides the first health check for a cat brought into one of our centres

Your kindness helps cats like Chilly and Icy, who were dumped at just four weeks old, to get the care they need and find their forever homes. Thank you, and happy birthday! 

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