In order for us to continue to provide high quality care we need to raise money to pay our bills. In addition to the usual bills, there is each year the cost of veterinary treatment of over £80,000, the cost of providing 20,000 tins of cat food, not to mention the amount of cat litter we get through and the cost of its hygienic disposal!
Over three quarters of our income goes directly to caring for the cats and kittens. The rest covers building costs, professional fees and fundraising. We receive no government or local authority support and rely totally on voluntary contributions, various fundraising activities of our members, money raised from adoptions, membership and legacies. There are also several events throughout the year that help raise much needed funds.
There are many ways you can help us to raise money and support our work:-
If you are self-employed, or manage a company, you can support us whilst gaining benefits for your business. Organisations can achieve enhanced brand value by developing a positive relationship with our Charity. Your support will be recognised and helps to build trust and brand warmth, because of your engagement with us, as a well-established organisation.
Supporting the Sheffield Cats Shelter also fulfils Corporate Social Responsibility objectives, and not only brings a positive impact on your organisation, but can also provide an entire range of added value opportunities.
We currently have five different levels of Membership available starting at just £10 for 1 year.
- Newsletters straight to your inbox or letter box! – featuring updates on our work, adoption stories and ongoing information.
- Invitations to members only events.
- e-mailed information on fundraising events
To find out more about the types of membership or to apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. (this link will open in a new window)
It is still possible to become a member, or renew your membership by picking up an application form via the shelter if this is your preferred option.
Membership fees go directly to supporting the work of the shelter.
Help Sheffield Cats Shelter. Just by shopping online. Shop with your favourite stores and a donation will be made to Sheffield Cats Shelter without costing you a penny extra. Shop at thousands of leading stores like Amazon, Expedia and John Lewis. Get started raising money for Sheffield Cats Shelter today through Give as you Live.
In addition to membership, our charity page on Golden Giving allows you to:-
- make a ‘one off’ donation
- set up a regular payment
- set up a sponsorship page for an event you are taking part in
- set up a sponsorship page when you take part in one of our events – e.g. the Feline Fun Run
By using Golden Giving not only are you directly supporting us, but you are helping to keep our admin costs as low as possible. In addition they are able to process any Gift Aid on your donations too.
Recycle 4 Charity provide us with free post envelopes to collect inkjet cartridges and unwanted mobile phones. Not only does recycling save items from potentially going to landfill, but it’s a way to raise funds at no cost to you or to us.
Ways to use the Recycle 4 Charity service:-
- Take your inkjet cartridges/unwanted mobile phones to our shop or shelter
- We’ll package them up and send them off
- Pick up some freepost envelopes from the shop or shelter
- Fill them at home with inkjet cartridges and pop in the postbox*
- Register as a donator with Recycle 4 Charity
- pick us as your charity
- order freepost envelopes when you need them
- see how much your donations have raised!
- you could even set up collection boxes at your place of work
*Please note: Mobile phones can not been sent in freepost envelopes – these will need to be dropped off at the shop or shelter.
Even if it looks past its best, why not donate it to our shop? If items are no longer wearable, we make use of them by creating crafting or haberdashery packs.
Text CATS18 followed by the amount and send it to 70070
Do you run a business? Could you have one of our collection tins on your premises? Collection tins are another way to support us with no cost to yourself or your business. We’ll arrange delivery and collection so all you need to do is keep it secure and email email@example.com when you need it replacing.
In addition to our physical shop, we also sell donated items through our charity accounts on Ebay and Amazon. Check out our dedicated shop page
Are you an Ebay seller? Did you know you can donate part or all of the sale proceeds on individual items to us? Find out how on the Ebay for Charity page
We are always pleased to hear from anyone willing to do a car boot sale on our behalf. We regularly rotate stock in our charity shop which can mean some items go unsold. We’re keen to make the most out of every kind donation we receive and running car boot sales is one way we do this. So let us know if any of the following appeal to you:-
- Collecting a number of boxes of mixed items from us and raising money solely for the shelter
- Paying a set amount for a box of mixed items for which you retain the car boot sale proceeds
- Selling a mixture of own items and our items and raising money solely for the shelter
There are lots of ways you can have fun whilst raising money for the cats and kittens. Bake sales, coffee mornings, car boot sale or sponsored events. However you’d like to help, email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know!
By leaving a legacy to the Sheffield Cats Shelter you can help to provide for unwanted cats and kittens long into the future.
Legacies are a vital source of funding for us. Much of our work relies on the generous gifts that our supporters leave us in their wills. Many people never make a will because they presume that everything will automatically go to their families, but unfortunately this is not always the case. In this country two thirds of adults haven’t made a will even though writing one doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. Once its done you can rest a little easier knowing that your wishes will be carried out.
So, after remembering your loved ones, please consider the cats and kittens at the shelter. However large or small the amount may be, you know that it will go towards helping a worthy cause.
If you would like to remember us in your will, please include the following details:-
The Sheffield Cats Shelter, Registered Charity Number 1172162
Address: 1 Travis Place, Broomhall, Sheffield, S10 2DB
This information is not intended to constitute legal advice. When making a will we recommend you seek professional advice to ensure your wishes are carried out.
Did you know we have our very own Lotto?
Find out more or start to play by visiting our page on the Lotto Giving site.
With fantastic prize money on offer, why not place your Lotto bet today? We benefit every time you play!
Please note: – You need to be over 18 to play. Prize money is paid in full by the bookmaker. Full terms and conditions are available on the Lotto Giving website.
However you choose to support us, we are always very grateful and if you have a new idea for raising funds, please do get in touch.