Minehead & District Cats Protection Needs You!
We want to help. We hate to say 'no'. The hard fact of life is that the amount of help that we can give is governed by the number of volunteers that we have, and the amount of money that we can raise. Please consider joining the branch as a supporter or a volunteer. We produce a newsletter twice a year, with information about fundraising and social events, and details of cats in care.
We do not have a shelter, and potential fosterers and adopters are asked to contact us to discuss the cats in care.
Our branch is run totally by unpaid volunteers. If you would like to get Involved - see the Volunteer page on this website.
Unlike branches in more prosperous areas, we don't have much of a legacy income, or wealthy supporters. We raise most of our money from a variety of fundraising ventures. If you can help us financially, please click on the Donate bucket icon above, or send cheques made payable to CP Minehead Branch, UK. Your donations, no matter how large or small, will make a huge difference to the lives of the unwanted cats and kittens in our care. Without you we simply wouldn't be able to continue with our valuable work. Click on the 'bucket' in the top right hand corner. Legacies are always gratefully received. If you are thinking of making or changing your will, please remember us. Do specify in your will that any legacy is for the Minehead Branch. We can provide a leaflet about your will on request.
If you want to give your time, you can use your skills to make items for our craft stall, or you can help out at one (or more) of our fundraising events. We need people who can dedicate some time to attending and organising fund raising events. We are always looking for new ways to draw people to our events, and in doing so make more money to help local cats.
We are keen to see our hard earned funds directed towards cat rescue. However, there are overheads involved, mostly unavoidable costs such as advertising, vehicle running costs, postage etc. The list below shows what we need at the moment. If you can help, please let us know.
JUMBLE & BRIC-A-BRAC - We have put bric-a-brac collection on hold at present, but we would still love any items we can use for tombolas, raffle prizes etc. We also collect books and old and broken jewelery which we will clean up, repair and sell where possible.
STATIONERY / PACKAGING - OK, we're not expecting miracles here, but we do get through a lot of envelopes, stamps and paper, all of which have to be paid for. Go on, at the very least dig out that half ream of orange card that you've had for ten years, we'll find a use for it. All donations welcome.
TOILETRIES - You know what we mean, unopened, unwanted gifts, leftovers from gift sets, souvenirs from hotel rooms - we can use them to make our own gift baskets.
CONTACTS FOR COLLECTABLE ITEMS - We are often given books and records, and would like to find the right market for them. Contact us if you are interested.
There are plenty of other ways to support us. Here are just a few ways
- Come Along and support us at one of our many events - check out the Events page for more details.
- Make a Cat Food Donation. The following companies have kindly allowed us to have a food collection bin in their stores.
Join the other generous West Somerset folk and put something in there for kitty's tea.
- Alcombe Pet Shop, Alcombe
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT