The future of animal rescue centres is on the line. With the loss of adoption fees, charity shop sales and the cancellation of fundraising events, organisations like us are facing an unprecedented threat with a major drop in funding.
While we have been overwhelmed by the amazing response from our donors answering our call for help, the situation becomes more urgent with every day the lockdown continues as the cost of keeping the centre running and the animals that rely on it doesn’t stop even when every day life is on hold. The Government’s package to help charities in crisis as a result of Coronavirus does not extend to animal welfare groups and the situation rescue centres are facing is dire.
We are delighted therefore to be included in a fantastic new charity campaign by the UK’s leading pet supplement company Lintbells. #RescueYourRescue aims to raise £250,000 for 100 registered pet rescue charities across the UK.
Launched in support with veteran broadcaster and the legendary voice of Crufts, Peter Purves, who is a brand ambassador for Lintbells’ YuMOVE brand, #RescueYourRescue will encourage people who can afford to help to donate a minimum of £2 per person. Lintbells will immediately donate £10,000 to participating pet rescue charities.
Please visit the #RescueYourRescue fundraising page and select Raystede as your charity to donate to. You can also show your support by sharing the paw-fect high-five with your pet on social media using the #RescueYourRescue and please tag us as well! If you want to learn more about the campaign as a whole, please visit #RescueYourRescue. Thank you for your support!