How to donate
As a charity, Worcestershire Animal Rescue Shelter receives no financial help from the Government, Lottery Funding or the local council. We rely purely on donations and the generosity of our supporters like you.
We could not continue the work we do without help from the public. Every penny we receive goes towards the care of the animals, running the shelter and improving our facilities - which is why every single donation is vital and we welcome donations of all sizes.
There are a few ways in which you can donate towards WARS and the work that we do, you can find more information below. If you would like to find out about events and how to join in, visit our Get Involved page.
Through JustGiving you can set up fundraisers, set up a regular contribution or make a one off donation.
This money comes straight to us and, if you are a UK tax payer you can add on Gift Aid which will give us a extra 25p for every pound you kindly donate.
Find out more on our JustGiving page.
Did you know that you can also set-up fundraisers on Facebook? Why not set one up and share it among your friends and easily keep track of how much you’ve raised for us! You can also make one-off donations via our Facebook Donate Button, you can find it at the top of our profile.
We share fun games and ways to help support us on Facebook for #GivingTuesday, have a go at our Pet Owners Bingo, Dog Breed Emoji Quiz, have some fun with #PetorateToCelebrate or support our #RescueYourRescue campaign and make a donation today.
If you are not keen on donating funds and would instead like to provide us with items we need for the animals, we run an Amazon Wish List. You can find out more about our wishlists on our Gift Lists page.
You can also raise money for us, at no extra cost to you via Amazon Smile. This programme means that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the money you spend (on eligible purchases) on Amazon to us. If you use Amazon on your computer you can add an extension called Smilematic to your browser which will automatically redirect you to Amazon Smile when you load up Amazon.
Instructions on how to set up Amazon Smile donations on the Amazon app for your phone can be found here.
Did you know that you can support us (at no extra cost to you) while you shop online across more than 4,000 online retailers? In the same spirit as Amazon Smile, EasyFundraising is a great online tool that asks retailers to donate money when you shop, complete with reminders when you reach the checkout to make sure you generate a donation
Donations of any size can be made through our PayPal, whether you want to set-up a regular donation or want to make a one-off donation, we appreciate every single penny. You can find the portal at via our Donate Button.
BECOME A MEMBER
Did you know that you can become a member of WARS? We offer Bronze, Silver and Gold membership from as little as £3 a month complete with a welcome pack, goodies and exclusive membership updates. Find out more on our Become a Member page.
Did you know that you can sponsor a kennel or cattery here at the shelter? We offer Standard and Premium sponsorship from £8 a month - complete with shelter updates, animal spotlights and Shelter recognition. Find out more on our Sponsorship page.
Donations IN PERSON OR VIA POST
If you wish to donate to the shelter feel free to pop in and speak to our staff or our receptionists, or you can simply send a cheque in the post.
You can set up a Standing Order whereby you can donate to the shelter on a weekly, monthly or annually basis. You can download a form here.
We are also able to claim back Gift Aid on all donations. If you are a UK tax payer, we can claim back Gift Aid on your donation. You can download our gift aid form.
Donate at an event or on behalf of someone
Why not make a donation on behalf of a friend or a family member? Are you having a party to celebrate a birthday, an anniversary or another special occasion?
Contact us and we can provide a collection tin for your event and you and your guests can help out a good cause whilst you celebrate. On receiving collection boxes back from you we will send you a certificate thanking you for your help and letting you know how much you have raised.
To arrange something like this, email us at email@example.com.
Do you have lots of loose change around your house which you never get round to spending? Well good news! We now have WARS change boxes. Small cardboard boxes which you can keep in your kitchen, dining room, on shelf in your house. Pop in loose change when you have it and when it is full return it to us. We will count up the contents, send you a certificate thanking you for your help and let you know how much you have raised, along with a brand new box.
If you would like to have some change boxes, you can come into the Shelter and collect some. Alternatively, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can look at posting some to you.
You can now donate to WARS via a text message. It is so simple and easy and, again, you can add on Gift Aid. Simply text WARS42 followed by the amount (£1 - £100) to 70070. Every donation counts, no matter how small.
Donations don’t just come in monitory form. You can also donate your time to WARS. If you wish to volunteer please go to our volunteer page for more info.