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Fundraising appeal launched by Yeovil charity
1:30pm Wednesday 2nd October 2013 in News
SUPPORT Adoption For Pets in Yeovil today kicks off its second nationwide fundraising appeal in local Pets at Home stores.
For four weeks, the charity, with help from the store teams, will be working to raise money for local animal rescue centres in its autumn fundraising initiative.
The charity is hoping to raise £400,000 nationally, all of which will go to animal rescue centres and welfare organisations across the UK.
Charity manager Amy Wilson explains; “Our Spring fundraising appeal earlier this year was a great success and we managed to raise £300,000 nationwide, but we’re hoping to top that this time round.
“We will be holding a number of activities in stores over the course of the appeal to help us raise funds for local animal rescues. We’re also selling raffle tickets and there are some fantastic prizes to be won, in fact one lucky customer could drive away with a brand new car!”
Prizes include a Toyota Yaris, £1,000 worth of Holiday vouchers, an Apple MacBook Air Laptop, a 40” HD TV and free pet food for a year. Customers can choose to take part in the ‘Round up to a £1’ initiative, whereby they opt to round up the cost of their purchases to a £1, with the difference being donated to the appeal.
All the money raised in the store will be donated to animal rescues in Yeovil, which are working hard to rescue and re-home abandoned animals.
Christine Burdess, store manager at Pets at Home Yeovil, said: “We are fully behind Support Adoption For Pets in their bid to raise £400k. Our customers are animal lovers, just like us, and share our passion for pets – so I know they will donate what they can to the cause.”
Support Adoption For Pets has raised more than £2million in the past 12 months thanks to the fundraising efforts of store colleagues and customers through regular fundraising events.
The charity helped more than 550 re-homing centres and animal welfare organisations in the UK during 2012.