Running a dog rescue is very demanding 

Running a dog rescue is very demanding 

Especially as the call on our services grows both in the number of Senior Staffies needing re-homing and the areas of the country that we find ourselves having to cover. 
 
That growth calls for two essential commodities – funds and people
 
That is where you can help us. 
 
 

Funds 

Funds 

Everything we do calls for regular and concerted fundraising. 
 
We receive no local or national government funding and rely solely on the kindness and generosity of people towards “man’s best friend” – the dog! 
 
In our case, of course, this means Senior Staffies and Staffy variants/crosses. 

So what does ‘fundraising’ mean? 

So what does ‘fundraising’ mean? 

There are many methods of supporting the SSC through fundraising, some listed below and some yet to be thought up by our supporters. The scope is rarely restricted by a lack of imagination! 
 
Donations – Straightforward giving through our website – see the Donate button on every page. 
Events – Dog shows, coffee mornings, sponsored challenges, agility races, school/club collections, quiz nights, etc. 
Facebook – Birthday Giving posts and ‘donate buttons’ on posts. Click HERE for more details. 
Kennel Crusaders – Signing up with us to make regular donations to cover kennel costs – see the Kennel Crusaders section below for more details. 
Online Shopping – We have our own eBay shop and there are various online retailers/hubs that donate to us small percentages of purchases you make at no extra cost to you. See the Online Shopping section below to find out more. 
Wills & Legacies – See the section at the bottom of this page for details. 
 
…Whatever way you decide to help us financially, we would really appreciate it! 
 
Alternatively, if you have the time and are willing to help us in other ways, have a look at our Volunteering & Vacancies page – and sign up today! 

Shop Online & Donate! 

Shop Online & Donate! 

With the ever-growing popularity of online shopping, the Senior Staffy Club is registered with several retailers and online charity hubs which allow for anything from 0.5% upwards of the item’s purchase price to be donated to us at NO EXTRA COST to you. 
 
The choice of businesses making these donations is quite impressive and can include not only online shops but also travel agencies, airlines, insurance companies, car hire, hotels, energy suppliers and many, many more. Easyfundraising in particular covers many of the latter areas. 
 
Amazon Wish List: This is a gift registry, like a baby or wedding registry, where charities and others can create a ‘wish list’, giving access to it via a link, to buy items for our senior Staffies in kennels. Once purchased by you, Amazon will deliver those items direct to us. 
 
We have two such wish lists, one for our Stoke kennels and one for the Worcester kennels. Both are regularly updated regarding the items needed at each location – here are the links: 
 
Stoke Kennels: Click here to see what we’d welcome as a gift/item donation from you. 
Worcester Kennels: Click here to see what we’d welcome as a gift/item donation from you. 
 
Easyfundraising: Sign up HERE, click ‘support this cause’, register and then simply select where you wish to shop via their website or app. 
 
There are over 4,700 retailers you can shop with, including these major brand names: 
 
 
Even our own online Ebay Shop attracts a donation! Click HERE to see items currently for sale. 
 
Amazon Smile: Are you a regular Amazon shopper? If yes, then go to Amazon Smile in your browser rather than just Amazon, register and select Senior Staff Club as your nominated charity, and Amazon Smile will donate 0.5% of the value of eligible purchases to us – at no cost to you. 
 
eBay for Charity: eBay has partnered with the PayPal Giving Fund to make it easy for sellers to donate, giving a small percentage of an item’s final sale price to us. At checkout, having signed in to eBay, select to ‘donate for charity’, then search for and choose Senior Staffy Club as your donation recipient. 
 
eCards: With the post variable and often delayed, why not send an eCard to those near and far on special occasions or perhaps to ‘bring a smile’ in this uncertain time. 
 
DontSendMeACard.com is a unique online eCard service which allows you to donate funds to us at the same time as you send your greetings or messages over the Internet. 
 
Senior Staffy Club has many of our own designs to choose from – simply select us as your donation charity, write your message and off it goes! 
 
You decide how much you might have spent had you been sending a paper card (and postage), set that amount as your donation and even sign up for ‘Gift Aid’ raising a further 25% from the government on top of what you thought the card/postage was worth. 
 
Click here to go to our page on DontSendMeACard.com – below are a selection of our online cards but there are plenty to choose from for any occasion! 
 

Wills & Legacies 

Wills & Legacies 

Staffordshire Bull Terriers, an often maligned canine breed, and their cross-breeds are the reason that the Senior Staffy Club exists. Each year our growing team of volunteers put their hearts and souls in to rescuing older dogs and looking after them until we can find new homes for each and everyone. 
 
If you have owned a Staffy and found their love, devotion and companionship a central part of your life and family, then you may wish to consider helping them long into the future by remembering him or her after you have gone with a legacy in your Will. 
 
In fact, you needn’t just love Staffies – recognising the exceptional bond between you and the dog in your life may simply be enough! 
 
The Senior Staffy Club has grown and we want to reach out nationally to meet our rescue and re-homing ambitions. To do that requires money, so thinking of us in your Will is a wonderful way to help us achieve that aim. Indeed, if you are likely to leave a sizeable estate then giving to us, a registered charity, can help reduce your estate’s Inheritance Tax (IHT) liability – click here for more details. 
 
The Senior Staffy Club is a registered charity regulated by the Charities Commission. All funds we receive are spent wholly and exclusively on the welfare of the dogs. 

Sample clauses for bequeathing a legacy to the Senior Staffy Club: 

Sample clauses for bequeathing a legacy to the Senior Staffy Club: 

“I give the sum of £(amount) free of duty to The Senior Staffy Club, Registered Office: El-Maddi, Coppenhall, Stafford, Staffordshire ST18 9BW (Registered Charity No: 1156723), for its general charitable purposes and I declare that the receipt of the charity’s Secretary or other proper officer shall be good and sufficient discharge thereof.”, or… 
 
“I give (amount) percent of my residuary estate to The Senior Staffy Club, Registered Office: El-Maddi, Coppenhall, Stafford, Staffordshire ST18 9BW (Registered Charity No: 1156723), for its general charitable purposes and I declare that the receipt of the charity’s Secretary or other proper officer shall be good and sufficient discharge thereof.” 

Have any queries? 

Have any queries? 

Should you have any queries about bequeathing a sum to us, please get in touch. 
 
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