The Pets at Home Foundation is launching a new charity initiative for next summer, which will result in a minimum donation of £250,000 to one national charity that supports the wellbeing of pets and the people who love them.
Charities with a nationwide reach are being invited to apply to be the Foundation’s summer 2022 charity partner and, following an initial selection process, Pets at Home staff will then take part in a company-wide vote to have the final say on which the chosen charity will be.
That charity will receive funding and support from the Pets at Home Group over a four-week appeal in July 2022.
The summer campaign will be in addition to a new Valentine’s weekend fundraiser, which, together with the Santa Paws appeal, will support local rescues and charities across the country.
Pets at Home Foundation fundraising manager Amy Wilson said: “2022 will be a very exciting year for the Foundation. Our new summer initiative opens the door for new national charity partners to benefit from our fundraising and we’re really looking forward to hearing from a range of them who can deliver services and projects on a national scale.
“While we’re looking for one national charity partner for the summer, it’s really important to us that the chosen charity has strong links back to local communities and their work really benefits the people and pets in these communities.
“We’re also excited about our new Valentine’s weekend fundraiser to support local charities and rescues and really believe that these new initiatives coupled with our hugely successful Santa Paws campaign, will mean we can help even more people and pets than ever before.”
Established by the UK’s largest pet retailer in 2006, the Pets at Home Foundation (formerly Support Adoption For Pets) is a registered charity that believes ‘every pet deserves a loving, forever home’ and over the years has worked alongside rescue and rehoming organisations across the country, supporting rescues with more than £24m of funding through the grant programme and community relationships.
As the newly renamed Pets at Home Foundation, the charity recently expanded its support to organisations that support people through pets as well as continuing to support rescues within the UK.
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