Why Should I Fundraise for the RSPCA?

It’s a really great feeling to get involved in fundraising and know that you’ve made a difference to a great cause. However, there are so many worthy charities that it can be difficult to choose where to focus your fundraising efforts.

Here are just some of the reasons why the RSPCA is a great charity to get involved with:

The RSPCA is independent

The RSPCA is not funded by the government and so therefore mainly relies on voluntary donations and fundraising. The RSPCA chooses to remain independent as this means that they are free to lobby for changes regarding the welfare of animals without the fear of funding being possibly withdrawn.

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Help stop animal cruelty

The RSPCA believes that every animal has the right to lead a cruelty free life, and is active in preventing animal cruelty. Over 100,000 complaints of cruelty are investigated by the RSPCA each year, with many animals being rescued, rehabilitated and rehomed. Without voluntary donations the RSPCA would be powerless to rescue animals in desperate need and give them the care and attention that they need.

Give a pet a home

The aim of the RSPCA is to find their rescued or abandoned pets a happy new home and donations help to raise awareness of that, as well as awareness of what it takes to be a good, responsible pet owner. Donations are also used to house, feed and care for the hundreds of animals that the RSPCA continues to look after until their forever home is found.

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Welfare for ALL animals

It may surprise you to know that it’s not just pets that the RSPCA strives to protect. The RSPCA believes in welfare for all animals, including pet, farm, wild and research animals. Through continuous goals, missions and campaigns, the RSPCA aims to prevent cruelty, promote kindness and alleviate suffering of all animals – and to do that they need your donations!

Fundraising is easy

It’s so easy to get involved and fundraise for the RSPCA – you’ll find everything you need on the website! As well as choosing an animal welfare project to raise money for you’ll also find lots of fundraising ideas as well as a downloadable fundraising toolkit.

It’s completely up to you whether you’d like to organise your own fundraising event, or you’d like to join one of the RSPCA challenges. Online you’ll find details of the Mount Kilimanjaro trek, a selection of cycling challenges from the 500km Costa Rica coast to coast cycle to the slightly tamer Manchester to Blackpool bike ride, and a ‘Jump in June!’ skydive.

See the difference

Whether you raise £10 or £10,000, it’s easy to see the difference that donations make at the RSPCA. Supporters are kept up to date about current appeals on the website and blog – for example, a simple click will show that over £126k has been raised for the emergency seal appeal, as well as detailing how much it costs to feed the seals and what the rest of the money is being used for. You can also see that it costs £10,000 to rehome 20 dogs, or £8,000 to rehome 30 cats, making it easy to understand where the money that is donated to the RSPCA goes.

If you fancy having fun for a really good cause, the RSPCA is a fantastic charity to focus your efforts on. Simply decide what you want to do, download the fundraising pack and donate!

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