Fundraising from December to February
Winter is a time for a feast of food and drink, giving presents, sharing with friends and family, wrapping up in woollies for walks and snuggling up by the fire. So let’s give a present to animals less fortunate than us. Fundraising for PDSA helps pets on Christmas day and every other day of the year. Here’s how you can help...
Pick an event or create your own
Take a look at our events and ideas below. Choose one – or several – and call us on 0800 5088323. We’ll help you get involved, register your event and send you anything you might need, like sponsor forms, T-shirts and PDSA posters. Register now.
Key Winter Dates – 2016/17 to help you plan your event
25 December Christmas Day
26 December – Boxing Day
1 January – New Years Day – What’s your new year’s resolution?
25 January – Burn’s Night
16 February – Chinese New Year (Year of the Dog)
14 February – Valentine’s Day
Host your own X-Factor-style singing contest or Britain’s Got Talent-style competition. It’s a great way to have fun and support PDSA.
Do the Paso Doble for pets
Can you Cha-Cha for Cats, Disco for Dogs or Rumba for Rabbits? Then take to the floor set up your own Strictly Finale to raise money for PDSA.
From ‘Silent Night’ to ‘Jingle Bells’ and from the ‘12 Days of Christmas’ to ‘Good King Wencelas’, everybody loves a festive sing song . So wrap up, take a lantern and go round and sing for PDSA from door to door – or pub to pub. Or link up with your local shopping centre to add to their festivities.
Walk off the festive feast
With all the Christmas indulgence and celebration, it’s easy to pile on the pounds. So organise a Christmas walk to raise a few pounds for pets in need. Take your four-legged friends with you so they can run off that big bonio treat they had too.
New year, new you
What’s your new year’s resolution? Get sponsored to give up smoking, chocolate, alcohol, cakes, or even tea. What could you miss out on to help a sick pet?
Gain £££s to lose lbs
For your new year’s resolution, get sponsored a few pounds to lose some pounds. You’ll feel great, especially as you’ll be helping pets in need.
Pets need you love too. So sell flowers, valentine’s cards and heart-shaped gifts like cookies, cupcakes or cushions to raise money for poorly pets.
Organise a celebration of haggis neeps and tatties all washed down with a few drams of whisky. Toast the health of a ‘wee... tim’rous beastie’ (mouse) and any other pet that we care for at PDSA and help raise some welcome funds.
More fun fundraising ideas...
- Give a donation rather than send Christmas cards – send PDSA what you would have spent on stamps and cards!
- Guess the weight of the Christmas cake.
- New Year’s eve party – ask for a donation to support PDSA or sign people up to sponsor your New Year’s resolution.