Fundraise for Hope There are so many ways that you can support Hope Rescue dogs locally and safely during this latest lockdown. The health and safety of you, your friends and your family is the most important thing right now. If you’re taking part in any of our activities, please ensure you are following guidance set by the Government and the NHS around social distancing and self-isolation. Check for the latest information here: gov.uk/coronavirus. As you know we have been working hard to improve the welfare of dogs since 2005 irrespective of their breed, age or medical condition. As a small and independent registered charity we receive no core Government funding and rely on the support of volunteers and donations. Every pound raised adds up to make a real difference. You can help by supporting our fundraising events, please see latest for more information or by raising money yourself, in your own way. There are plenty ways for you to help us make a difference and undertake your own fundraising, or with your friends and work colleagues. We have suggested a few ideas below - just let us know what you are doing and we can provide any support and promotion needed. Organise a Quiz – get your family and friends together online to find out who really does know the most. Get crafty – we love craft so much at Hope so why not join our ‘Hand Made by Hope’ team. Put your needles together and knit garments, make candles, jewellery, dog accessorise or create cards to sell Online classes – do you have a skill that you could teach? Why not set up an online class for family and friends to join to learn a new skill. It could be anything from cooking your favourite recipe, teach a yoga class or dance class, the possibilities are endless! Sponsored challenge – if our running challenges aren’t for you then why not set up your own sponsored event. You could give up your favourite food or drink, walk a mountain in your own home or garden, a sponsored silence or a sponsored singathon. Be as creative as you can to help us. Hold a Dress Up Day – lets face it our best clothes haven’t been out for a while so why not get together with friends, family, your school, workplace or with your clubmates. It could be themed or anything goes, just make sure you take plenty of pictures to share. Recycle and Ebay- use this lockdown time to clear out all you could sell unwanted, used or handmade items on eBay and donate the proceeds to Hope Rescue. Our shop in Pontypridd will be open as soon as it is safe, so you could also store items to donate. If you are planning an event you may choose to set up an online giving page, which is a great way to tell all of your friends and family that you are raising funds for your favourite cause. We have recently teamed up with the online giving platform Give Penny where you can link to apps such as Strava, Spotify and Twitch. Setting up a page is quick and easy, you can personalise it and keep it up to date as you go. The money raised is transferred directly to us, which means we can help dogs who need us, straight away. Sign up here GivePenny | Hope Rescue Fundraising If you are interested in fundraising for us please email [email protected] or ring our rescue centre on 01443 226 659. Fancy more of a physical fundraiser? Head to our Challenge page to check out our latest events!