GET INVOLVED – Take Part in our Pet-less Pet Show! ENTRY CLOSES 3rd July

Our Open Day is fast approaching, which means it is time to get your entry in for our Pet-less Pet show!

Our Pet-less Pet show is a great opportunity to show off your wonderful pet and get involved with the local community! Our Pet-less pet show covers Cats and Small Animals only, this is due to having a dog show at our open day, which takes place 6th July 2019 12pm-4:30pm!

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Email fundraising@gawa.org.uk with your name, contact number, pets name and the category they are being entered into!
If there are any problems inserting your images into the template, simply just send us your pics!

Email fundraising@gawa.org.uk with your name, contact number, pets name and the category they are being entered into!
If there are any problems inserting your images into the template, simply just send us your pics!

Simply download the template below, paste a picture of your pet in the frame! Then send your £2 entry fee via paypal to events@gawa.org.uk or via just giving
https://www.justgiving.com/gawa-cas with your pets name as the reference! Remember to email fundraising@gawa.org.uk your entry!

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Easter Enrichment Shoe Box Appeal

This Spring, we have decided to do something a little bit different! Due to the success of our Christmas Shoe Box Appeal, we asking again for the generosity of the public in supporting our Easter Enrichment Shoe Box Appeal.

What do we mean by Enrichment, what can you donate to help support us?

We are looking to better the lives of ALL the animals here at the shelter. That includes their kennel, cat pod and hutch enrichment! So we are asking for donations of toys, tunnels, good quality large harnesses, slow feeders and anything fun, that maybe you know your pet enjoys playing with!

What do our Cats need?

For our Cats we are looking for donations of cat nip toys, scratching posts, feather teasers and interactive to keep them entertained throughout their time with us.

What do our Dogs need?

Our Dogs are hoping to be able to play with their food, using slow feeders! Dogs need to be kept entertained to avoid destructive behaviour in the kennel and in the home, with your help we are hoping to provide them with puzzle games, scent toys, chew toys, rope toys, tennis balls and anything that you think our dogs will love!

What do our Small Animals need?

All animals big and small need to have entertainment to keep them busy! Our bunnies, guinea pigs, rats, mice, hamsters, gerbils and other small animals need to have access to tunnels, treat toys, swings and outdoor play toys to keep them busy!

Christmas Shoebox Appeal

We are pleased to launch the Shoebox Appeal 2018!

Our Christmas Tree is ready and waiting to be adorned with gifts from our loyal supporters.

Once again we would love “the three Ts” – Tins, Toys and Treats, but we also welcome other donations too, including food and bedding.

Just put your gifts into a shoebox, wrap it up and bring it down to the Shelter, and we will put it under our tree until Christmas. All the presents will be opened just before the big day, and the presents will be given to the animals for them to enjoy over the festive period and beyond!

Thank You so much in advance for your generous gifts!

Christmas Collections: Can You Help?

This Christmas we are very lucky to have been invited to hold a number of collections in and around Cheltenham.

These vital festive fundraisers are a great way for us to raise much needed money as well as our profile around the town, and the public are always pleased to see us and our supporters.

This year we are appealing for your help to maximise these opportunities. We need volunteers to collect on our behalf, all equipment will be provided and full instruction given. If you have a team of colleagues, a festive choir, scout group or spin class who would like to get involved we can use you too! Just let us know.

Can you help with any of the following dates…

Friday 23rd November – Sunday 23rd December – Pets At Home Gallagher Park and Golden Valley. We have the opportunity to collect in store at any time on any day, supporting their Santa Paws Appeal.

Monday 3rd December – Tesco Bishops Cleeve. 10am until 4pm

Monday 10th December – Morrisons Hatherley store collection. Can collect at any time but 9-10am, lunchtime and 4-5pm are busiest.

Tuesday 11th December – an evening with Santa’s Sleigh courtesy of Cheltenham Round Table. 6pm-8pm, meeting in the car park at the National Hunt, Benhall (dogs are welcome to come along!)

Sunday 16th December – Cheltenham High Street Collection. We would welcome as many collectors (and dogs!) as possible between 10am and 4pm.

Thursday 20th/Friday 21st December – Tesco Collett’s Drive. 10am until 4pm each day.

Also coming soon, collection dates at Tesco Queens Road, Tesco Cheltenham Brewery. Come back for updates…

If you have any questions please do get in touch; either pop in and chat to us.

Call 01242 548772 or email volunteer@gawa.org.uk. 

Fabulous Firewalk Fundraiser!

In a first for Shelter fundraising, we sent 26 incredible supporters out to “brave the blaze” and walk over 20 feet of hot charcoal, burning at over 1,200 degrees fahrenheit!

 

In a spectacular event, arranged by Blaze – The Firewalking People, our fundraisers spent 90 minutes in preparation for tackling their fears and taking to the red hot runway. With lots of positive thinking, breathing exercises and noisy fun the team were hidden away in our classroom while they went through their process. The walkway was lit after dark in a mesmerising fire display and burned brightly while the walkers went through last minute mental exercises.

Then the time came and one by one these fearless fundraisers walked the flaming path, a picture of control and focus, before the cheers and screams of joy as they reached the other end! Many of the walkers went again or even for a third time, proving that mind over matter will allow you to conquer any challenge.

Thanks to the fundraising efforts of the brave firewalkers, the Shelter raised over £5,000, which is an incredible result for a new event. We hope Blaze will be back again in future years to give you the opportunity to “brave the blaze” and support the Shelter.