Fundraising

easyfundraising Funding webinar – Wednesday 25th May, 12.30pm 

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Need funding for your voluntary organisation or group?  

Fundraising website easyfundraising are running an online session where you can find out how you can use the platform to benefit from free donations from leading online retailers. Trusted by 180,000 good causes around the UK and established for over 10 years, easyfundraising is the UK’s biggest charity shopping site.

Suitable for all non-profit organisations, CICs, social enterprises, sports clubs, schools, churches, charities, village halls and groups, come along to find out how it works and how to get set up. This is a friendly, informal session where you can ask questions and meet other fundraisers too.

Spaces are limited so please register to attend in advance here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAtcOGvrjgoH9BNrLMSryRsC89ts_tyj2rj

April News from Healthy Minds!

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” Spring is officially here! A time of new beginnings and fast growth, our teams have been working hard to bring the people of Calderdale quality mental health support. “

Read on for all the latest…

Read newsletter here

 

Highlights include the Healthy Minds London Marathon, fundraising campaigns, Safespace becoming accessible to over 16s, Mental Health Awareness week events, Allotment news and much more.

easyfundraising Free funding webinar – Tuesday May 3rd 

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Funding website easyfundraising helps third sector organisations generate additional unrestricted income, simply by shopping online. It is free to use and is trusted by 170,000 community groups charities and voluntary organisations around the UK.

Come along to a free webinar on Tuesday 3rd May, 12.30 – 1.15 pm, with easyfundraising’s Community Fundraising Manager Becky Coleman, who will demonstrate the platform, share tips and advice on getting started and getting your wider community involved in your fundraising efforts, as well as answering any questions you have.

It will be a friendly session and is open to any member of your team. This is an easy and effective way to boost your funds so do come along to find out how!

You can register here.
(https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUkcemqrz0sHNGWu7DEXDfeOqA1OI_4Z3Wo)

 
You can find out more about how easyfundraising works here (https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/community/)

 

If you would like to know more about easyfundraising, get in touch with Becky who would be happy to talk to you in more detail about what easyfundraising can do for your organisation and how it works.

Contact Becky at becky@easyfundraising.org.uk

Meet some ‘Furry Friends’ this Monday 2nd at local RSPCA animal centre!

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THE RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & District Branch are celebrating all creatures small and fluffy with their Furry Friends Open Day this May bank holiday!

The event will take place on Monday 2nd May, 12 – 3pm at the RSPCA Animal Centre on Wade Street, Halifax, HX1 1NS.

Meet some of the animals in the branches care such as Florence the ferret and Fen Fen the rabbit!

The self-funded RSPCA Animal Centre invites the local community to join them for some family fun and to meet the animals currently looking for homes in their care.

The open day will help raise vital funds and awareness of charity and the ongoing Animal Welfare work it does across Halifax, Huddersfield & Bradford.

The Animal Centre will be open from 12pm – 3pm with stalls, food and drink, games, interactive learning and of course, lots of animals to meet.

If you would like to bring some donations for the animals, the Centre are currently short on Felix kitten food and dog toys.

You can also bring any unwanted clothing, teddies or home items for their RSPCA Charity Shops. The Charity Shops are a vital source of funding for the Animal Centre and any stock donated would be much appreciated.

To find out more about the open day, you can visit the charity’s website here: www.rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk or head over to their Facebook event page:  www.facebook.com/events/532817574792902.

The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford and District Branch are a self-funding branch of the National RSPCA, responsible for raising money locally to support our animal welfare work. 

This year the branch has rehomed 56 dogs, 135 cats and 36 small animals. Our main aim is to rehabilitate unwanted, abandoned and abused animals and find them loving, permanent homes. We rely on public donations and the generosity of our local community to keep the doors of our animal centre open.

Take a virtual walk to Aachen and support Happy Days homeless charity

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It is 520 miles to Aachen, Halifax’s twin town and we think that together we are up for the challenge!  In addition to the walks below, team Full Circle will add up our additional miles walked but we really need your help to get there!

The proceedings of this fundraiser are for the homeless charity Happy Days.

The walks will be at a gentle pace and  about 5 km long. Please wear suitable clothing and sturdy footwear. Everyone is welcome to join.

This is a great opportunity to meet with friends, connect with new people, learn about Happy Days and spend some time appreciating the beautiful Calderdale countryside.

For more information on the project and for the individual walks, please visit FCF Virtual walk to Aachen – supporting Happy Days | Localgiving

Local fundraising can get national coverage!

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BBC Radio 2 Presenter Scott Mills gave a shout out and thanked local fundraiser Christine Gow who made over 250 cream teas for friends and family raising over £3,500 for children’s charity Mothershare.
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This year Christine decided to raise money for Mothershare who provide vulnerable children and families in Calderdale with things they need such as essentials, cots, blankets, bottles, prams, clothes, underwear and nappies.

Understanding that the economy has hit people in their pockets, Christine decided to also hold a raffle. She explained, “Times are tough for people but I also wanted to raise as much money as possible for a charity who is in demand to help families now more than ever so I thought a raffle would provide an extra way to raise funds. I am extremely grateful to all the businesses who provided a prize and to all my friends and family for donating money.”

Human scratching post climbing event to raise funds for local RSPCA branch

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West Yorkshire RSPCA branch is preparing for a record kitten season following the effects of the pandemic and lockdowns.

And to help raise funds to pay for food, vet bills and medicine to help handle the influx, the staff at RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & District are joining forces with ROKT Foundation to invite people to take on the scratching post challenge on Yorkshire’s highest indoor climbing wall.

When: April 1st at ROKT Brighouse

April is dubbed as the start of kitten season – when cats are most likely to give birth – but after three lockdowns RSPCA staff fear many cats may not have been neutered and as a result the local charity could face their busiest wave of cats and kittens ever.

The costs associated with looking after so many rescued animals are higher than ever, so the RSPCA branch is appealing for people to sign up for the fundraiser at ROKT in Brighouse on April 1 to generate much needed income through a day of sponsored climbs – dubbed the scratching post challenge as a link to cats’ love of climbing.

Lauren Moore of the RSPCA, said: ‘’Many people still don’t realise that even a young cat at four or five months old can become pregnant. And given the lockdowns and difficulty in being able to access veterinary services as a result of the pandemic, we fear a huge number of cats won’t have been neutered as they usually would have.

“Even when services have been back open, the change to people’s lives mean the usual things may have been forgotten or they haven’t been able to afford to do so and it all adds up.

“So we’re preparing for our busiest ever influx of cats and kittens this spring and with that comes a lot of associated costs to make sure these animals get the care and treatment they need.

‘’Even without a major influx during kitten season, we still face rising costs for the basics to provide care for all our animals until we can find their forever homes

“That’s why we’ve teamed up with the ROKT Foundation charity to run this unique fundraiser because although we will need to raise funds to cover the significant costs for their care, we also want to raise awareness of the importance of neutering or spaying your cat too.

Katie Kinsella, ROKT Foundation’s Director for Community & Business Engagement, said: “It doesn’t matter whether you’re seasoned climber or a complete novice, we have climbing routes for everyone and the team at ROKT Foundation will help get you up the wall and raise some much needed money for this wonderful charity.

 

Pocket, Chalk and Boulder. AKA, all you will need for this challenge!

“Cats love to climb and so do we, so it’s a perfect partnership to raise funds and attention for a very real problem our local RSPCA faces. But with everyone’s help, we can all make a difference.”

To sign up for the challenge or to find out more please visit: www.rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk/the-scratching-post-challenge

For more on the ROKT Foundation charity see www.roktfoundation.co.uk
ROKT | Old Flour Mill, Millroyd Street, Brighouse, HD6 1EY

easyfundraising pledges support to the British-Ukrainian Aid

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Funding platform easyfundraising has pledged to #StandWithUkraine and double every donation raised through their site for British-Ukrainian Aid for the next 6 months.

The charity supports people suffering due to the war and humanitarian crisis, including orphaned children, the elderly, and families whose homes have been destroyed.

Shoppers using the easyfundraising website or app can raise donations for British-Ukrainian Aid simply by doing their normal shopping with thousands of online retailers.

Visit www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/british-ukrainianaid/ or you can set up your own good cause here: www.easyfundraising.org.uk/community

Local RSPCA Best Paw Forward fitness fundraising challenge this March!

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Join the Best Paw Forward Fitness Challenge this March and Raise Funds for animals in need!

The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & District Branch are inviting the local community to join their annual fitness challenge ‘Best Paw Forward’ this March. The challenge is suitable for people of all ages and capabilities with participants selecting their own distance, method and pace.

The challenge can be completed by walking, running, cycling or any form of exercise preferred. Sponsorship is encouraged along the way to help raise funds and awareness for the animals in the care of the Wade Street RSPCA Animal Centre. The challenge allows participants to pick their own distance to cover during the month of March (10, 20 or 30 miles) and anyone who raises over £20 in sponsorship will receive a medal of completion with extra goodies for dog owners who take part too!

   

Community Fundraiser, Michelle King says “The Best Paw Forward Challenge allows everyone taking part to choose their own level of activity which makes it perfect for people of all abilities! Whether you’re a marathon pro or just enjoy a casual stroll with the dog, you can personalise your challenge to suit your own goals. We hope that our local community will embrace The Best Paw Forward, smash their fitness goals and help us raise vital funds for the animals in our care’’

All sponsorship raised will go to supporting the rehabilitation and rehoming work of the local RSPCA Branch, covering urgent vet care, food, shelter, toys and training.

Registering for the event is only £3 and anyone wanting to take on the challenge can sign up instantly via the charity’s website: https://www.rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk/best-paw-forward-2/.

For more info email Fundraising@rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk or call Michelle on 07908 478956.

“The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford and District Branch are a self-funded branch of the National RSPCA, responsible for raising money locally to support our animal welfare work.  Our charity rehomes around 500+ animals every year. Our main aim is to rehabilitate unwanted, abandoned and abused animals and find them loving, permanent homes. We rely on public donations and the generosity of our local community to keep the doors of our animal centre open.”

easyfundraising announce their biggest Third sector organisation payout

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Thousands of good causes across the UK are able to update their facilities, buy new equipment, and improve their services, thanks to fundraising website easyfundraising and their low-maintenance approach to fundraising.

Voluntary organisations are receiving a share of £1.8m in donations. 

Through the easyfundraising platform, 6,000 online retailers including Sainsbury’s, eBay, Amazon, M&S, Just Eat and Argos will donate to third sector organisations for free.

To take advantage of this free income stream for your organisation, find out more here: http://efraising.org/9dyLZhoWMf 

 

Editor’s note: It is easy to support your favourite charity through easyfundraising.
Simply visit them online, choose the retailer you wish to shop from and the charity you would like to support. Once you complete your online purchase, the charity will receive a donation, proportionate to your purchase through easyfundraising. It’s like charitable cashback!


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