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Fundraise for the NAWT

We are enormously grateful to all the people who spend their time helping us to raise much-needed funds. Whether it’s a personal challenge or a group effort, there are so many ways people help us.

Melissa Page runs the London Marathon in aid of NAWT
Melissa Page ran a marathon aid of NAWT 

Want to fundraise for us?

Here are just a few ideas and do take a look at our case studies below for more inspiration:

  • run a marathon, walk a coastal route or set yourself a cycling challenge
  • organise a cake sale or coffee morning either at work or with friends
  • challenge your friends, family or colleagues to a weight-loss competition
  • ask your fellow dog walkers to take part in a sponsored park walk
  • if you have green fingers or are crafty then why not make and sell some of your wares and donate the proceeds.

If you’d like to talk to our team then either contact your local centre or call our head office on 020 8950 0177 (option 1). We can provide posters and leaflets as well as offer advice and tips on how to make your event go smoothly.

You can get started by setting up your very own online fundraising sponsorship page with Just Giving

Click here to download a copy of our Fundraising Support Pack

Thank you for thinking of us and good luck with your venture! Don’t forget to tell us about it as we love to promote our fundraisers through our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Dave Parkes at Lands End
Dave Parkes cycled from John O'Groats to Land's End

Meet some of our fundraisers

Dave, Melissa and Thelma

NAWT supporter Melissa Page raised more than £1,300 and came 21st out of all the women competitors during 2013's Milton Keynes Marathon. Melissa’s parents adopted Charlie, their dog, from the NAWT a few years ago. He has since died but gave the family many years of pleasure.

Dave Parkes and a group of friends took to the roads in September to ride more than 100 miles a day for the John O’Groats to Lands End challenge in just seven days.


Thelma Dyson on top of the Aukland Tower
Thelma Dyson at the top of the Auckland Tower 



Clacton supporter and adrenalin junkie Thelma Dyson endured some hair-raising adventures to raise money for the Trust while travelling in New Zealand in May. She raised hundreds of pounds by undergoing nine bungey jumps, climbs and challenges including the Shotover Canyon Chair of Death where you propel yourself off a 109m high cliff from a mounted platform reaching speeds of 150 kph as you go into free fall.



Rosa fundraising for NAWT
Rosa spent nine hours in a cage to raise funds for NAWT



Imagine being cooped up in a cage for nine hours with nowhere to go. This is exactly what Rosa did in order to raise awareness of rabbit welfare as well as raise money for the NAWT at the same time. The pet store worker emerged from the dog cage at Monkton Elm Garden Centre in Taunton, extremely stiff from her ordeal but delighted with the amount of money raised for the NAWT.


Jackie is turning brand new socks into soft cuddly animals in order to raise money for NAWT Thurrock Branch. She came across the idea while searching the web for unusual crafty ideas. Now Jackie produces two or three toys a week from cute caterpillars to cheeky monkeys.

Fundraiser Jackie
Fundraiser Jackie and some of her hand made toys


Jackie, from Thurrock, first started volunteering as a dog walker for the branch. She said: “I work full time and wanted to do something that would provide a way of relaxing after work and raise money. It makes me proud to think that for just a little bit of my time I can help pay for some food for the week.”