Fundraising Friends is an initiative we hope to grow over the next few years. As the area we cover extends a long way beyond the location of our current centre, we would like to set up groups of supporters who will undertake several fundraising events each year in aid of Yorkshire Cat Rescue.
The groups could be made up of all kinds of groups of people, anybody who would like to fundraise to help Yorkshire Cat Rescue and the work we do.
Fundraising is vitally important for any charity. This can take the form of big events, geared to raise hundreds or even thousands of pounds, or smaller events which may raise just a few pounds. We are grateful to all fundraisers for their efforts – every penny counts.
Our first group, the Halifax Friends of Yorkshire Cat Rescue, raises around £2000 per year by holding lucky dip stalls at various Country Fayres, Summer Fetes and Charity Galas in and around the Halifax area. They book the events themselves, prepare the prizes and send the funds raised to us several times a year. The Halifax Friends also arrange for a food collection box to be in one of the supermarkets in Halifax. This great group – which consists of only four people – make a massive difference to the work we do.
We would like to have Fundraising Friends in the following areas, however, if you live elsewhere within the area we cover and would like to create a group, please get in touch. We would be happy for there to be more than one group in each area, particularly if they held different types of events.
We would also be interested in any friends who would like to set up and run online groups. The Friends groups organise and manage fundraising events of their choice and in locations of their choice. We will provide literature, banners, tables, and other means to aid the fundraising including press releases and access to our online calendar, but not people to run or manage the events.