The UK’s largest grant giving animal charity, Support Adoption for Pets, is hoping to raise thousands of pounds for a local animal sanctuary with the launch of its Spring Fundraising Drive.
Between 16th April and 13th May, Support Adoption For Pets’ Spring Fundraising Drive in partnership with the Mansfield Pets at Home store will be raising money and awareness for the Helping Hands Dog Rescue by asking customers to purchase a £1 raffle ticket for the chance to win a new car, amongst other high value prizes.
Customers can also choose to take part in a ‘Round up to a £1’ initiative, whereby they opt to round up the cost of their purchases to the nearest pound, with the difference being donated to the appeal.
The first of three national annual fundraising campaigns, it is hoped that donations from the Spring Fundraising Drive will help the charity to reach the milestone of £10 million raised to help local animal charities and rescues across the UK.
Over the last eight years Support Adoption For Pets has helped over 920 rehoming centres and animal welfare organisations across the UK by awarding grants and running fundraising campaigns with Pets at Home. In addition to its fundraising work it also runs dedicated adoption centres in more than 350 Pets at Home stores.
Charity manager Amy Wilson said: “We have set ourselves a target of £450,000 having raised almost £300,000 in the last fundraising appeal of 2013. The customers of the Mansfield store are always very generous and we hope this time they’ll help us reach our charity milestone.
“If we can reach the £10 million milestone with this fundraising drive it will be an amazing achievement for the charity and also means we will be able to help even more local animal sanctuaries, charities and rescues that are in need of help.”
Over the course of the appeal the store will hold a number of activities in store including selling raffle tickets for the chance to win a selection of fantastic prizes, such as a Ford Fiesta, Thomson Holiday Vouchers, a new TV and more, as well as offering customers the chance to round up their purchases to the nearest pound, donating the difference to the charity.
All the money raised by Pets at Home Mansfield will be donated by Support Adoption For Pets to the local animal rescues which are working hard to rescue and re-home abandoned animals.