Every cat that comes into our care costs the charity at least £60-£100 before it is re-homed. The ones in permanent care obviously need food and veterinary care for many years.
There are many ways in which you can help The Country Cat Shelter with these costs. Some of these are listed below.
We Now have an Amazon `Wish List', so if any kind person out there would like to buy something for our cats in care, just choose from the list, and they will send it to us, to share among our fosterers, and the cats of course !
By a donation of money, however small, pennies add up.
By becoming a Friend of the Charity and receiving the quarterly Newsletter, for which we ask a minimum donation of £5.00 per year. Click for a printable form to fill in and post.
By Sponsoring one of the many cats we have permanently in our care. For a minimum donation of £10.00 you will receive a certificate with a photo of your chosen cat, the quarterly newsletter, a letter from your cat and a Christmas card.
Choose a cat from the `Sponsor Us' page and click for a printable form to fill in and post.
By donating goods, such as bric-a-brac, clothes, books, etc to our shop for re-sale.
By making handicrafts for sale in our shop.
By holding a Boot Sale, Garage Sale, Coffee morning, open garden, etc., and donating part of your takings.
By volunteering for a shift in our Shop, if you live in the Beccles area.
By donating any skill that you might have. Such as painting & decorating, woodwork, concrete base building. We occasionally just need muscle power, when it comes to putting up a shed etc.
We also often need large things moved from one place to another, or items delivered from D.I.Y. places. So if you have a van and some spare time we would be most grateful.
Gift Aid works by allowing charities to take a donation (which is money that the donor has already paid tax on), and then reclaim tax on it's `gross' equivalent (it's value before tax was deducted), at the basic rate. This is 20% from 6th April 2008.
In practice, this means that for every £1.00 donated to charity using Gift Aid, the charity can claim an additional 25p from the Government.
So if you pay Tax, please ask the charity for a Gift Aid Declaration Form to fill in when you make a donation, whether it's for the Newsletter, for a Sponsored Cat, for Adopting a cat or simply a gift of money. You can also click here to print the Gift Aid Form, then simply fill it in and post it to:- Mike O'Farrell, 11 Durrant's Close, Kessingland, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 7PB
If you think you can help in any way no matter how small please ring SANDRA on 01508 548950 or ELAINE on 01502 574562, who will be pleased to hear from you.