National “Give Something Away Day” on 15th July is a fantastic opportunity to de-clutter at home and donate to a charity you love at the same time.
A charitable donation can go a long way. All of our centres hold events throughout the year, where donated items are sold to raise funds. Soft toys can be a wonderful prize in a Teddy Tombola, and a good condition dog bed would be perfect for a pet hamper in a raffle.
Some donations stay at the centre, either because they are invaluable to the animals, or are perfect to help keep the centre running and looking its best.
Both our Clacton and HULA centres have received donated caravans, which the dogs love going in to spend time with staff and volunteers in a homely environment.
A volunteer has recently donated their kitchen to Heaven’s Gate, which will be used to revamp the puppy house kitchen on site.
Donated lawn mowers and strimmer’s are put to good use, and HULA have received tumble dryers and a washing machine, vital in keeping pet bedding in top condition.
The Guinea Pigs at Trindledown were very grateful when dollhouses were donated to the centre. The dollhouses were upcycled into the Pigfellows and New Guinea Arms!
Donated crockery has had a new lease of life in our centres with onsite cafes at Trindledown and Watford. The perfect time to stop in for a cuppa would be after dropping off a donation at the centre!
Did you know you could donate your old car through Give a Car? A car, recently donated to Heaven’s Gate, is currently being used at the centre as a training aid for onsite car work. Dogs can get used to getting in and out of the car, the sound of the engine starting and the car moving off.
Thank you to everyone who has donated to NAWT, your donations help pets in so many ways.
If you have any unusual donations, such as a kitchen or a tumble dryer, please get in touch with your local centre to see if it can be used, before making the journey. Most importantly, make sure you give yourself enough time to say hello to the pets you will be supporting!