Every local RSPCA branch is a separate charity, so contrary to what many people think, the RSPCA Cambridge does not receive automatic funding and local branch animal welfare services entirely depend on what we can raise. We have a 10-point plan to ensure that we keep full services running and to do this we need to raise £100,000 per year.
This is obviously a tall order, so that’s why we need your help! Each and every penny that we receive gets spent in the local area, so you can be confident that your donation will be helping animals nearby.
See below for some ways you can donate. There are also plenty of opportunities for volunteering in Cambridge and nearby if you would rather give your time.
We rely very heavily on donations both of money and items that we can sell in any of the 3 RSPCA charity shops in the Cambridge area.HRMC website.
Simply through everyday online spending you can give money to the RSPCA Cambridge & District, at no additional cost to you.
Just download Give as you Live and shop normally online. Every time you make a purchase at thousands of stores including Tesco, Boots, John Lewis, Sainsbury’s, Amazon, play.com and many more, those companies will donate some money to us.
It’s easy, free and every penny really does count.
One of our biggest expenses is the cost of boarding animals until they can be rehomed. At present we sadly have to turn away many people who can no longer manage to keep their pets because we simply do not have the funds to take them in. It is very likely that many of the owners we cannot help decide to have their animals put to sleep.
This is something we really want to avoid and you can help by sponsoring a kennel space. A donation of just £6 will cover the costs of one unit for one day.
Sponsoring kennel spaces means that we can admit more animals and provide more veterinary care.
Leaving us a legacy in your will is another way that you can help. To ensure that this legacy is spent locally you need to specify that it should go to the Cambridge & District RSPCA Branch, registered charity number 205098. This charity number is unique, so is the best way of identifying us as a beneficiary.
Legacies to RSPCA branches are normally handled via the Legacy department of the national RSPCA, who have the expertise to deal with issues involved in handling the administration of an estate. If you direct your executors to forward your legacy to them at RSPCA, Wilberforce Way, Southwater, Horsham, Sussex RH13 9RS, they will arrange for the funds to be transferred to the Cambridge & District branch.
If you wish the RSPCA to act as your executor and administer your estate, this can also be arranged. Please look through the national website details about naming the RSPCA as your executor.