We simply couldn’t exist without your support
There are lots of ways you can give or raise funds for your local branch.
While the Kent: Ashford, Tenterden & District Branch is part of the RSPCA as a whole, as with all other Branches it is an autonomous charity and almost entirely dependent upon funds raised locally. The joy of this arrangement is that any money or food donated by the public is used in the local area, and specific information on where the money or food is going is available. To see the wider picture follow the Link on our Links page, or simply click here to access the RSPCA National Website.
The quickest and easiest way to donate is by our safe and secure online donation. What ever you can spare will be greatly appreciated. All you have to do is simply click on our PayPal link to be put through to our donation page. Don’t worry if you don't have a PayPal account you always have the option to use a credit or debit card instead.
We gladly receive cheques all year round from kind hearted animal lovers from across our area. Please make the cheque out to RSPCA and post them to RSPCA Kent Ashford, Tenterden & District Branch, 34 Station Rd, Ashford, Kent, TN23 1PH. Don’t forget to include your details so we can thank you.
Via Just Giving
If you would like to make a safe and secure online donation through our Just Giving page, please click here If you wish to organise your own sponsored event also then there is no better way than to set up your own Just Giving page. Its really simple to do and you can track all the money you raise.
We also get many hundreds of pounds from people who drop off their spare change or collections here at RSPCA Kent Ashford, Tenterden & District Branch, 34 Station Rd, Ashford, Kent, TN23 1PH. If you fill out a Gift Aid form at the same time, this will enable us to claim a further 25 pence for every pound that you donate. (Gift Aid claims are for UK tax payers only)
Leaving a Legacy in your Will.
Leaving part of your legacy to help protect and care for animals is a wonderful & charitable thing to do. Please remember that the Kent: Ashford, Tenterden and District branch is a separately registered charity. So, if you would like the animals in your local area to benefit, we would respectfully suggest that your legacy wording reads:
"I give devise and bequeath to the RSPCA Kent: Ashford, Tenterden and District Branch, registered charity number 208111 the sum of £x or the whole (or a share) of my residuary estate for its general charitable purposes. I declare that the receipt of the Honorary Treasurer or other proper officer of such Branch shall be a full and sufficient discharge for this legacy."
You can donate food at Ashford Pets at Home, Unit 3, Gallagher's Way, Ashford, Kent, TN23 7DH or at the cattery Donations will go to LOCAL animals in need.
Willesborough Charity Shop
The running of the Cattery would not be possible without funds raised through our RSPCA Shop in Willesborough. A great way to help us is to pop in and either donate some items for us to sell or simply pick up a fabulous bargain. Wonderful donations arrive every day so the stock in the shop is constantly changing. Our most popular range is ladies' clothing, but come and have a look at the wide variety of items on sale: toys, children's clothes, men's clothing, accessories, music, DVDs and books.
Organise a sponsored event
Perhaps a boot fair in your area, an indoor boot fair in your local village hall, or host a coffee morning and ask everyone to bring a few things to sell like cakes or goodies from the attic?! If you are at work ask colleagues to provide pictures of themselves as babies and charge £1 per guess! (Remember to give a small prize to the winner!) Alternatively ask your colleagues to bring in a tin of pet food each and donate them to your local RSPCA Branch - that's US!!
PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH US ON 01233 646855 WITH YOUR IDEAS - AND WE'LL CALL YOU BACK TO HAVE A CHAT ABOUT HOW YOU CAN HELP. REMEMBER THAT VOLUNTEER WORK ENHANCES YOUR CV FOR GAINING PAID EMPLOYMENT!
A great way to raise the profile of your company is to sponsor the work of the local Branch. There are many ways to do this and normally the local press love a feel good story. Your valuable business contribution can take place in many ways. There’s no need to go overboard if you don't want to, as a simple fund-raising event like a raffle, towards a specific project, or simply a collection. Please telephone 01233 646855 and leave a message. We will get back to you to discuss some ideas.
As you can imagine, fundraising is crucial to the continuing work of the RSPCA Kent: Ashford, Tenterden & District Branch. If you would like to be involved with our fundraising or have any queries about our events, please contact Ian on 01233 646855.