Corporate Supporters provide vital financial assistance towards projects that improve the lives of the animals in our care.
In 2015 Support Adoption for Pets donated an incredible £50,000 to our Somerset Centre to help them build a new kennel block. The new kennel block is closed to the public and is reserved for dogs that don’t cope very well with kennel life and exposure to lots of visitors. Mostly these dogs have come from tough backgrounds and have often been mistreated, leaving them scared and anxious of new environments and people. It allows us to offer those dogs a calm environment where they can feel happy and safe.
In 2016 Whiskas UK made a wonderful donation of £5,000 to our Clacton Centre via their Feeding Brighter Futures scheme. This was put towards the build of two enrichment pens for the feline residents at Clacton. These are bigger pens that offer the cats a break from their rehoming unit every day, where they can enjoy extra space to play, exercise and explore.
Earlier this year, we received a generous donation of £5,000 from Pedigree to replace the very old and battered kennel doors at our Berkshire Centre. This is a very special centre, having been the first purpose-built rescue and rehoming facility for elderly pets in the UK. As it can often take longer to rehome older dogs, we designed this centre to have a few extra home comforts including rooms to mimic a home living room environment, complete with sofas, televisions and radios! Because of the way the rooms were designed, simple wooden doors were used to complete the living room look. However, time has taken its toll on these doors and over the years, residents have often mistaken them for chew toys! This incredible grant from Pedigree will allow us to install new, stronger doors that are more likely to stand the test of time.
Our Hertfordshire Centre were thrilled to receive a donation of £2,439.71 from the Coop Local Community Fund earlier this year.
A generous donation of £2,000 from Tesco Bags of Help is being put to use at our Berkshire centre to help create a new Rabbit and Guinea World, which will open to the public later in the year.
The Sainsbury’s Street Store offered support to our Somerset Centre over the last year, offering the team opportunities to place collection tins in the store, bag pack and hold an information stall to spread the word of NAWT. Sainsbury’s also offered the centre the manpower of their own staff for volunteering projects and ran colleague fundraisers for NAWT Somerset throughout the year. This culminated with colleagues from the Sainsbury’s Street Store presenting the NAWT Somerset Centre with a cheque for an amazing £2,300.
If you would be interested in becoming a corporate supporter of National Animal Welfare Trust, please call us on 020 8950 0177 (option 1) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, if you would like to offer your local centre support via a corporate volunteering day, please see our volunteering page.