How you can help RSPCA Kidderminster

There are many ways in which to support the work of our Branch

Fundraising

Each year our Branch rescues and rehomes approximately 300 animals from within our area. As you can imagine, we need therefore to raise a large amount of money to support these activities. Fundraising is one of our principal sources of revenue. We need fundraisers to raise money to keep providing the necessary welfare for these animals who would not be able to survive otherwise. As we receive no government funding or grants, we must raise all these monies ourselves. There are many ways you can help us.

  • You can help in our organised events, even perhaps being the organise!!
  • You could help at our regular coffee mornings or jumble sales
  • You could become involved in a sponsored event eg an Abseil
  • You can help in our Charity Shop at Stourport
  • You could help collect goods for the shop
  • You could take out a 'standing order' to give monthly financial support
  • You could leave a legacy to the Branch (specifying that the legacy must be for the Kidderminster & District Branch only) see also section about Legacies.

Our Shop

To enable us to help raise funds to support our animal welfare work we run a very successful charity shop in Stourport-on-Severn.

The shop stocks a wide range of items donated by supporters of our organisation , including good quality clothing for all ages, shoes, household items, linens, Bric-a-brac, CD's and many books to suit all tastes and interests. All items are carefully checked and presented in excellent condition. Whether you are looking for a 'designer' bargain, or just want a good read, we are definitely worth a visit.

RSPCA Kidderminster Charity ShopThe shop provides important income and we simply could not operate without your support. You can donate goods anytime during opening hours. If you have a few hours to spare why not consider working as a shop volunteer—a friendly smile is the only essential qualification!!

Shop Address:
21 Lombard Street,
Stourport-on-Severn,
DY13 8DT
Telephone Number:
01299 821313
Opening Hours
10.00am to 4.00pm , Monday to Saturday.

 

Donations

As we have stated, one of our main priorities is raising sufficient monies to ensure that we are able to maintain our welfare actions for the animals. One of the problems we face is that people think that because we are the RSPCA, we have millions of pounds !! We are a local branch, a separate charity to the National RSPCA and certainly do not have large amounts of money . In fact, we spend the majority of the income we have generated, each year, on the various and numerous animals we have rescued.

A donation can help us to rescue more animals. There are several ways you can donate to our Branch. You can use the PayPal Donate button on this page or donate through Virgin Money Giving.com or a cash donation ( cheque ) may be sent to RSPCA Charity Shop, 21 Lombard Street, Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire DY13 8DT.


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Donate Pet Food

You could donate good quality pet food to our Charity Shop at Stourport for use at our various Foster & Boarding Catteries.

Volunteering

Where would we be without our Volunteers?

We simply wouldn't be able to achieve all we do for animals without the team of devoted and dedicated volunteers working in our branch. They give us their unstinting support, day in and day out. We are constantly finding new ways to engage with people, change attitudes and care for animals in need. Volunteering for the RSPCA is an enjoyable way of helping animals. It is also a great way of meeting like minded people and being involved with a group of individuals that share the same enthusiasm for animal welfare.

Being a volunteer will enable you to gain new skills and develop existing ones. RSPCA branches undertake a wide variety of work in their local area with volunteers carrying out a variety of roles such as welfare work, fund-raising, shop work, home-checks, animal collections and trusteeship.

The RSPCA will provide you with:

  • Induction Training
  • Specific training, where necessary
  • Attendance at Fund Raising meetings
  • Opportunity to meet new people
  • Chance to develop new skills
  • Out of Pocket Expenses

Leave a Legacy

Legacies are vital to our financial security. A Legacy will ensure that the vital work we carry out through the RSPCA Kidderminster & District Branch continues for years to come. More than half of the RSPCA's annual income comes from gifts left by our supporters in their Wills, so legacies save one in two of the animals we help. We all need a little nudge from time to time, whether it's to find where we left the car keys or to remember the people and things we care most about in life.

After taking care of your loved ones, please give a thought to your favourite animals and leave a gift in your will. If you are making a Will, please remember that the Kidderminster & District branch and all the other RSPCA branches are separately registered charities. So, if you would like the animals in your local area to benefit, we would respectfully suggest that your legacy wording reads :

I give the sum of £……….(or specify a share of my residuary estate) to the RSPCA Kidderminster & District Branch, Registered Charity number 205708, RSPCA Charity Shop, 21 Lombard Street, Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire DY13 8DT for its general charitable purposes. I declare that the receipt of the Treasurer or other proper officer of the said charity shall be sufficient discharge thereof, for the said legacy.

Home for Life

Home for Life is the RSPCA's free service, giving pet owners peace of mind. It means we will do all we can to find a new, loving home for your pet if you should pass away. It's free but you will need to ask your solicitor to update your Will to pass care of your animals to the RSPCA. It's simple to start the process, register online and we will send you an information pack with all the details.

Emergency Appeal

Cats in crisis—we urgently need your help

With the economic downturn, the pressure on animal welfare charities like ours has been increasing day by day and we are sorry to say that our ability to take in new cats has reached crisis point.

As always, the welfare of animals is our biggest priority and we are doing everything we can to care for every animal we receive and find them the loving and safe home they deserve.

The RSPCA will never put a healthy animal to sleep.

However, despite our efforts with two neutering campaigns this year, the cat population continues to increase to critical levels within our area; people are leaving cats abandoned whether they are old, pregnant, or even just tiny kittens. They don't seem to care. That is why we urgently need extra funds to cope.

A donation of £15 will enable us to look after one more cat off the street which includes providing a warm place to sleep, as well as food, veterinary care and lots of love until a new home can be found.

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