Fundraising help needed!

After a difficult two years our fundraising events in 2022 are able to take place and we find ourselves in need of some help. Currently we have a small team of very dedicated lovely people who help us with events, get creative with ideas and dedicate as much or as little time as they can. And all for the animals in our care. Along with the rest of the world its time to get back to normal  - get up and running and we really need additional volunteers to help us to do this. A little bit of info can be read below. If you feel you could assist please e mail Sarah on [email protected] with a little bit about yourself and how you would like to help. You must be over 16 to apply and there is no upper age limit!

Here are some of the  different ways in which you can help with fundraising. None of them involve cold calling or approaching people in the street, and all of them are fun! So come and join us for:

  • Events off-site, such as the Artisan Market and the Wilmslow Show.  We normally run a tombola at these events and you would be working for two hours with at least one other volunteer.
  • Events on-site such as the annual Fun Day and the Easter and Halloween events. At these events we need help getting everything ready as well as serving refreshments, looking after children's games, manning stalls etc during the event. And then of course it all has to be dismantled at the end of the day! Our events are hard work but also a lot of fun, and you would be part of a very friendly team.
  • Street and store collections. Several times a year Teabag (one of our Shetland ponies) or Daisy (our donkey) make an appearance in Wilmslow or at a local Pets at Home store. Our manager and an equine volunteer take responsibility for the animal while other volunteers hold collecting buckets, hand out leaflets and chat to people about the Sanctuary and what we do.
  • eBay sales. The local community are very generous and donate not only items for the animals, but also clothes, toiletries and household goods, many of which are designer brands and/or new. One amazing volunteer takes responsibility for sorting these donations and then there is a very small team that sells the best of them on eBay. We are always in need of new recruits to the eBay team. It doesn't matter if you have never sold on eBay before as you will be fully trained. All you need is to be moderately good with a computer and to have the time to photograph items, list them and then pack and post them. We have raised over £50,000 through eBay sales and it is so satisfying watching the bidding on an item you have listed.
  • Your own fundraising idea. There are so many fun things that you can do to raise money for us that there isn't room to cover them all here.  You could run a raffle at work, host a coffee morning, raise sponsorship for running a race, organise a pub quiz, sell unwanted items at a car boot sale or ask family and friends to donate to us rather than giving you birthday presents. You are limited only by your imagination.  So get your thinking cap on and you may just come up with something truly unique. Whatever you decide to do, please let us know so that we can support and thank you.