Fundraise for us
Be part of the future of Caring for Cats, and help us go on rescuing and rehoming cats & kittens in our region. There are so many ways that you can raise vital funds for us – take part in an organised challenge like a marathon or sponsored swim, plan your own event like a bake sale or coffee morning, or maybe you could fundraise via your workplace with donation tins. Whatever you choose, let us know so we can cheer you on and share your fundraising success with our friends and supporters too.
The pennies and pounds all add up, here are some ideas to start you off…
Sponsored events – support ours, or organise your own!
Every year we hold a charity sponsored walk organised by volunteers – see photo right of our 2015 walkers, pictured with a £200 donation cheque from a local business sponsor, when they raised an amazing total of £1006!! You can take part or show your support by sponsoring the group; sponsor forms are available from our homing centre or charity shop.
Or, why not raise your own sponsorship by doing your own activity at any time of the year. Support us by…
- giving up a treat for a month…chocolate, alcohol, PC games, smoking, or watching TV!
- a sponsored weight loss, where you benefit too
- doing your own sporting challenge… cycling, running, or a charity match
You can easily create your own fundraising page at our MyDonate site to collect donations online (or click on the MyDonate button below). Let us know and we can also provide official collection tins to make asking for support easier.
School & kids’ fundraising
A great way to involve children so they can learn about animal welfare, community responsibility and have fun at the same time. Organise a kids quiz or raffle, a fancy dress day (maybe as cats?), a sponsored car wash for family and friends, or maybe a sponsored silence 🙂 Or hold a fundraising stall at a local fair for us. A good way to start is to help us with one of our charity-organised stalls at local fairs and markets which take place several times a year. You can easily create your own fundraising page at our MyDonate site to collect donations online.
Raise funds for FREE when you shop online via easyfundraising.org
Help us raise funds for free when you shop online – easyfundraising is a brilliant way to raise money for Caring for Cats. Shop online from over 2,700 retailers and they’ll give a donation every time you buy something, at no extra cost.
Shop at Pets at Home?
Join the Pets at Home VIP Club and nominate Caring for Cats (Yorks & Humber) as your chosen charity. You will earn Lifelines by presenting your VIP card in store or by providing details online at the time of purchase. For every £1 you spend you will earn 1 Lifeline for us. 300 Lifelines will be converted into a £1 Pets at Home gift card for us to spend. It does add up! Every quarter Rose goes to buy new toys and cat products to make life in the catteries that bit nicer 🙂
Sell on Ebay?
Thanks to Ebay’s charity partner Paypal Giving Fund, you can donate a percentage or all proceeds of your sales to a registered charity. Once your item sells, PayPal Giving Fund automatically collects the donation from your seller account, claims Gift Aid on the charity’s behalf, and passes on 100% of the funds raised to us.
When you sell an item, select ‘Donate to charity’ and search for ‘Caring for Cats Yorkshire & Humber’ to select our charity as the beneficiary. Find out more about Ebay for Charity now.
In your workplace or local
Does your workplace run a charity support scheme? Nominate us for a donation grant or maybe even as their Charity of the Year partner!
We can also provide donation tins for you to place at reception or by tills or other public areas, as long as the business owner gives their permission. Even small change can make a big difference…
Organise a charity event
Make this as big or small an event as you can cope with. Make it a coffee morning with the girls, or a dinner party ‘Come dine with me!’ for friends or family, or host a fashion show in your community or a pub quiz at your local. A local fundraising group in Hull put on a whole entertainment show and raised a whopping £514 for us one evening. Thanks again guys… 🙂