Raising Money for Local Animals in Need
Fundraising events are a vital part of our efforts to raise the £1,000 per day it takes to pay for our work with local animals in need. If you would like to help with fundraising in any way, from donating a raffle or tombola prize or helping run a stall at an event, to organising an event or joining the fundraising committee, please contact Kate on 01449 614057 or firstname.lastname@example.org
There are no upcoming events.
We have decided to cancel our annual Open Day and Fun Dog Show, scheduled for 6 September. Despite lockdown measures being eased, we can’t see a way to hold the event safely.
It’s a huge disappointment – particularly to the Animal Centre staff and volunteers who love to see dogs they’ve rehomed happy and well in their new lives – and a big loss of income. However, our priority is the safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors.
We’re still hoping to have other events, such as our Quiz and Christmas Fair, later in the year, but in the interim, if you would like to make a financial donation, that would be the best way to help us right now. We continue to have our day to day running costs and anticipate increased need for our services in the coming months.
Any amount you can give will make a difference – thank you.
We need your donations, even though our charity shops are closed. Please hold on to them until we can re-open.
We’ve made a dedicated COVID-19 essentials Amazon Wish list for anyone who is able to help our animals during this difficult time. Click here.
We understand that buying only essentials is very important at the moment, which is why we’ve created an “essentials only” wish list. These are absolute must haves; items our animals cannot be without. We use them daily and run out very quickly.
We’ve had to close all 4 of our charity shops which fund the vital work we do in Suffolk, so any donation big or small from this list would be so generous and gratefully received.
Because of the situation with the coronavirus, we have taken the decision to cancel our store collection at the Co-Op Framlingham on 27 March. All our other store collections have been postponed for the foreseeable future.
We hope to quickly put in place alternative forms of donation (such as the Donate link here on our website) for anyone wanting to support the animals in our care.
If you have any questions on the store collections or would like to volunteer to collect at future ones, please contact Ian Hendry on 01449 767747 (after 6pm) or via email@example.com.
Thank you all for your support so far this year and, hopefully, it will not be too long before we can get back in the stores again and collect a lot more money for animals in need. In the meantime, please take care of yourselves.
Whether you come to our Fun Day every year, have never been, or have wanted to come but have had other plans, this year won’t be one to miss!
It’s never too early to pop the date in your diary. We will have lots of exciting stalls, fun for the kids, good food and drink plus music and some added surprises!
We are always in need of volunteers to help us with our collections – all we ask is 2 hours of your time and friendly dogs are very welcome! We know that there are a lot of animal loves in Suffolk and we hope some of you will be able to help us raise money for animals in need through our collections.
We have the following collections coming up until the end of June 2020 where we need your help or perhaps you will see us in store, come and say hello and donate a little?
- Co-Op in Barham on 31st January
- Tesco at Copdock Interchange on 16th February
- Co-Op in Framlingham on 27th March
- Morrisons in Felixstowe on 18th and 19th April
- Co-Op in Needham Market on 24th April
- Co-Op in Woodbridge on 8th May
- Co-Op in Debenham on 29th May
- Co-Op in Rickinghall on 6th June
- Co-Op in Felixstowe on 20th June
- Co-Op in Combs Ford on 26th June
If you would like to help us or to find out more about helping with supermarket collections, please contact:
Ian Hendry on 01449 767747 (after 6pm) or firstname.lastname@example.org
Collection dates for the remainder of 2020 will be added shortly…
Thank you to our local Co-op, ASDA, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, and Tesco supermarkets, along with the SPAR in Felixstowe, for their support during 2019. By allowing us to hold supermarket collections in their stores, we raised a staggering £5,078.84 of much needed funds for our Branch.
This is a vital source of income, and we will be holding further supermarket collections in 2020. Details can be found on our website or at the back of our newsletter, coming out at the end of January.
We couldn’t do this without the unstinting help of volunteers who collect on the day. If you would like to help at any of our supermarket collections, please contact Ian Hendry on 01449 767747 (after 6pm) or via email@example.com.
Our Christmas Fair on Saturday (9 November) raised a magnificent £987.65 to help with our animal welfare work.
Many thanks to all our wonderful volunteers who made the event possible, including Sue and her crew who ran the refreshments and made some awesome cakes and sausage rolls. Thanks also to Jean, Geoffrey, John and Yvonne, Lorna, Jan, Mary and Stephen for their help on the day. Our thanks also to everyone who donated raffle and tombola prizes and who helped publicise the event.
There was a festive range of craft and food stalls, including organic dog treats, Tropic toiletries, delicious homemade jams, gluten and dairy-free cakes and pastries plus Christmas gifts including bags and bunting, fairy jars and crystal angels.
Many thanks to all the stallholders and to everyone who came to support the Branch and our animals.
We are always looking out for more people to help at events and collections, so if you’ve been thinking of volunteering, please take a look at the volunteers section.