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Paws for Thought - helping animals in rescue this Christmas


All the animals in our care really want is a home for Christmas, but until that happens we need toChristmas-Animals.JPG make sure they are well looked after, cared for and loved.  Every Christmas our doors remain open, we work 365 days a year to provide for the animals in our care this festive season.
Together, we can help make dogs like Alfie 'Harvey' George & Max, cats like Ariana & Sooty have a great Christmas and help them into their forever home.
So you help WAW and the animals in our care to have a happy Christmas? There are many different ways you can help and get involved:

Give a Gift! Donate Goods off Santa’s List

Donations don’t have to be cash!  We always need lots of thing to keep the centre running and the animals happy and fed.  We also need goods which we can sell or use on tombola’s.  Donations can be dropped off at the centre.  
  • WORKPLACE COLLECTION: Have a box in your workplace etc. and encourage your colleagues to donate items.
  • TOMBOLA ITEMS: Your unwanted gifts or items that can be used for tombola.  It really helps us to continue our fundraising activities.
  • SHOEBOX: Get your children involved and make up a little box for the animals for a furry friend who has no family to treat him/her at Christmas.
  • AMAZON WISHLIST: Visit our list and donate from the comfort of your own home.
Wet & Dry Food – cats, dogs & kittens, rabbit and guinea pig food & treats, dog treats, poop bags, tombola Items, black bin bags (good quality), kitchen roll, good yard brush / inside brushes, Kong (strong) dog toy, washable scratching posts, good quality dog leads & collars, waterproof dog coats.

Cash donation:

Make a secure one-off or regular donation - donations of any size or frequency are much appreciated, you can make a donation simply, safely and easily with JustGiving - we also receive an extra 20% from Gift Aid where appropriate and this means that your donation goes even further to help the animals.  Other ways you can donate include:
  • Text: Text NEUT 29 (plus the amount) e.g. NEUT29 £10 to 70070
  • Charity Checkout
  • In person – drop in and visit us at the centre.

FUNdraising - fun ways you can help WAW this Christmas:

  • Christmas cards: Rather than sending Christmas cards this year, donate what you would have spent on cards to WAW (encourage friends and family too!)
  • Bake sale: Everyone loves a cake!  Hold a bake sale in your workplace, sports club, community centre.  What's not to love, you get to eat cakes and raise money for WAW!
  • Dress Like Your Pet’ day: We know you all love dressing up, but what about having a fundraising day at your work where everyone dresses as their pet for a day?  It may mean your receptionist is dressed as a Labrador but it will certainly get your visitors talking!  So shake things up with the dressing in PJ’s at work idea and dress as your pet instead and raise money for WAW's kittens who are looking for homes!
  • Other ideas: Bake Sale, Sponsored – swim, silence, run etc., Music event, Swap event, Swear box, 
    Pub quiz, Office bingo, Raffle, Car boot sale, Bring and buy sale, Sponsored dog walk, Coffee morning, Collection box at work (for donations or items e.g. pet food or tombola items), Work tuck shop box, Dress down day / Non uniform day, Guess number of sweets in a jar, Name the Teddy.

Become ‘A Friend of WAW’:

Do you want to help and support the animals in our care over the long term?  Then become a friend of WAW.  You can set up a monthly sponsorship donation simply, safely and easily with JustGiving.  You can sign up for any monthly amount and we will add you to our charity newsletter by email so you are always up to date with the team and animals at WAW.  Find out more about becoming a friend of WAW here


We could not run the rescue without volunteers and with a range of ways you can help, we are sure there is a role for you.  Find out more about volunteering here.

Stuck for a GIFT for an animal loving friend or family member?

Then making a donation in their name could be the perfect present – the recipient would receive a certificate.  Here is how you do it….
  1. Make the donation via JustGiving.
  2. Email us to inform of us of the donation and pass on details for the certificate/recipient. 
  3. We will send you a certificate (or you could collect from the rescue centre).
  4. It's a great way to support WAW and help us to continue our work!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our supporters!

Posted: 04/10/2018 08:13:18 by Warrington Animal Welfare | with 0 comments

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