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  1. If you love crafts and you love animals, here’s a great chance to get crafty for animals who need help!

    The National Animal Welfare Trust  have 6 re-homing centres in the south of England.  And they also have an NAWT Craft Club.   This is a great chance to join a team of supporters who get crafty to help the NAWT improve facilities at their centres, or to help fundraise by making items the charity can sell at events and open days.

    Ideas include:

    • Bunting
    • Crochet cat balls
    • Pet blankets
    • Shopping bags
    • Home-made cards
    • Easter Egg hats

    My Auntie Susan (actually in New Zealand) loved to knit and she loved cats so she began knitting blankets and squares for the local rescue centre.   She ended up being a feature in the local paper there and it gave her a real purpose and great pleasure to know her knitting was helping cats in the charity’s care.

    One supporter made these lovely greeting cards for the NAWT
    One supporter made these lovely greeting cards for the NAWT 

    Find out more and how to contact the NAWT here.



  2. In the UK, it’s almost time for the Big Give’s Christmas Challenge again.

    The Christmas Challenge takes place from mid-day on the 27th November 2018 to 12pm on Tuesday 4th December, when your donation to participating charities can be doubled.   The event’s strapline is One donation, twice the impact.

    This is a great opportunity to make donations stretch much further so here are a list of the animal charities taking part and the environmental charities taking part.  (Some charities appear in both listings.)

    The Christmas Challenge was founded by entrepreneur and philanthropist Sir Alec Reed CBE, and it’s the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign.   Since 2008, it’s helped raise over £98 million for thousands of charities through match funding.