Here are some of the ways you can support our branch.
Host a Paw-some Afternoon Tea
Love cats? Love a cup of tea and a piece of cake? Then why not hold your own Paw-some Afternoon Tea on or around the 26th May and raise funds for Cats Protection. You can sign up to host your own afternoon tea at www.pawsometea.org
. You can also request your free start up kit which includes recipes, bunting, cake flags and much more or find details on the website. And anyone hosting a Paw-some Afternoon Tea you can choose for all the funds they raise to go to a branch of their choice. So you can enjoy an afternoon eating cake with friends and family and at the same time help cats in your area.
Become a Volunteer
We always have positions vacant for people to help us regularly either with administration, in our shop or directly with the cats. More details of current vacancies can be found on our volunteering page
. Play the Cats Protection Lottery
Cats Protecion have a weekly lottery with a 1st prize of £1,000 per week and 200 cash prizes guaranteed. Plus there is a bonus £10,000 prize in the quarterly Super Draw Raffle. It costs just £1 a week and if you nominate our branch when you sign up, all the funds will come directly to our branch to help cats locally. Forms to sign up for the lottery are available in our charity shop in St Neots or we can post one out to you. You can also sign up online at www.cats.org.uk/lottery
or call 01628 825 928. Don't forget to choose the branch from the drop down list online or mention our branch if you call. Each draw will take place on a Friday, and the winners list will be available online on the following Monday. The list can be found at www.cats.org.uk/lottery-winners
or by calling 01628 201 265. Donate Bric-a-Brac to Sell in Our Charity Shop
If you’d like to support the branch but don’t have the time or money to do so, there are other ways you can help. We are always looking for good quality bric-a-brac to sell in our charity shop. We don’t sell electrical items or videos but will take everything else from clothes to books, ornaments and jewelry and everything in between! All we ask is that they are in good condition and are clean as we have to pay to dispose of items we can't sell and don’t have the facility to easily wash things at the shop. If you have some items you’d like to donate you can either take them to our shop or call 01480 476696 (Monday to Friday, 9am - 6pm). For large donations please call first.
Online Donations via our Amazon Wish List
We appreciate that not everyone has the time or means to make donations in person, so we have set up an Amazon Wish list which allows people to make a donation online. Our list includes food, toys and other items we need for the cats in our care.
To make a donation from our wish list, click on the link here
, choose the item you’d like to donate, add it to your basket and as you check out, select St Neots Cats Protection as your delivery address. The items will be delivered directly to us and distributed to the cats in our care.
Cat Food Donations
At any one time we have at least 10 cats staying with us in our cat pens and are feeding
over 100 feral or outdoor cats. These cats all need regular meals and as you can imagine this is quite a lot of food! We get a small allocation of free food from our Head Office, but the rest of the food we need to fund ourselves. We are always very grateful for cat food donations. We often get donations from people who’s cats don’t like one flavour in a multipack so if you’ve got a fussy cat or would just like to help feed the cats in our care you can make a donation to our shop or call 01480 476696 (Monday to Friday, 9am - 6pm) for your nearest drop off point.
Buy Online with Easyfundraising.org.uk and Raise Free Donations
If you shop online, you can raise free donations for the branch with the website Easyfundraising.org.uk. All you have to do is register with Easyfundraising.org.uk and choose our branch as the charity you want to support. Then when you shop online, click through to participating online websites via the Easyfundraising website and your donation will be logged and paid directly into our bank. It doesn't cost you a penny and raises much needed funds for the cats.
for more details and to resigister.Homing Posters
We are looking for new places in the villages we cover to put up posters of the cats we have for homing. Do you know of a local shop or public notice board we could put a poster? Could you display a poster at your work or your childrens school? We will be producing new posters once a month so its not a big job but could mean we could home our cats much quicker. If you can help please call 01480 476696 (Monday - Friday, 9am - 6pm) or email email@example.com
Become a Member
Membership of our branch is available for just £10.00 per year. By becoming a member you will receive a welcome pack, a copy of our newsletter 'Feline' twice a year and be kept up to date with branch news and upcoming events. Your money will go directly towards helping cats in our area. A membership form is available for download here
or can be sent on request. Please call or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Sponsor a Cat Pen
Can you spare £4 a month? If so would you consider sponsoring a cat pen? Your £4 per month will be used to pay for some of the running costs while cats are staying with us, such as food, cat litter and vets bills. As a thank you for your support, you will receive a certificate, our newsletter and an update of some of the cats your money has gone to help. If you would like to sponsor a cat pen, please either email or call us on 01480 476696 (Monday to Friday, 9am - 6pm) and we will send you all the details.
We are still collecting used stamps which are sorted and sold on to raise funds for the branch. If you have usedstamps you would like to send us, please drop them into our shop in St Neots.
Felix Tokens - OFFER ENDED AUGUST 2015
The scheme to exhange Felix token for cat food closed in August 2015 and we are no longer collecting them. Thank you to everyone who collected them for us.