Benefits of offering support
Benefits to you for supporting a good cause
Depending on what you do, you will hopefully find it rewarding. You may gain new skills, confidence and a sense of achievement to benefit future employment, and the act of helping others and being part of a worthwhile project is in itself fulfilling. Organising and/ or taking part in activities for good causes that you feel passionate about is also a great way to have fun with like-minded people.
You can help in a variety of ways – awareness raising activities, helping at fundraising events, creating your own events/ activities, taking photos, supporting us on social media and so many more ways.
Help us to raise awareness and funds
Ideas of activities you might to organise or support to help to spread the word about Friends Of Baxter Animal Care and raise funds too or you may prefer to use you own ideas:
Hold a raffle or tombola at a concert/ fair/ gala or other event with the proceeds going to Friends Of Baxter
Ask friends, family and colleagues to donate a selection of prizes in advance
Find friends or colleagues who can bake and organise a coffee morning or afternoon tea perhaps with a raffle
Create a competition with an entry fee eg. best cake, poem, short story, fancy dress, flower arrangement or pet photo, alternatively guess the name of a bear, the number of frozen peas or pasta twists in a jar or the weight of a cake
Set up a themed dress day
eg. everyone to wear something green, a hat, a bright scarf, non-uniform or casual day etc with a set donation eg £1-2
Organise Sponsored events
Anything from a fun walk (with dogs on leads), run or swim to a less active silence, go vegetarian or give up confectionary or alcohol for a month
Plan a film night
With suggested donation for the evening, to include food and drink
Do you have a skill you can use?
Eg offering holistic therapies/ nail painting at a pamper evening; hosting a fun game show, leading a walk, teaching the art of good photography, holding a card reading evening
Do you work in a business that might support Friends Of Baxter as a social responsibility activity?
eg arranging a fashion show, a cookery demonstration, a promotion evening for holidays with a proportion of the ticket price and refreshment proceeds going to Friends of Baxter Animal Care; or donating a percentage of proceeds from a restaurant/ theatre night, concert or other event.
Key steps to organising an activity
Decide on an activity
Find people to help you to organise it
Get networking and spread the word wherever you meet or talk to people, tell your friends, family, colleagues etc.
Explain what you’re doing (we can help with information)
Take photos and please send some to us so that we can share your great work
Publicise your success and let people know what you’ve raised with their contributions
If you would like to contact us first on we can discuss any information you might need about Friends Of Baxter Animal Care and any publicity you may be organising.