Paw-some residents of Banbury raise a staggering amount for animal charity

Banbury proved it to be a town of pet lovers, after staff and customers at Pets At Home Banbury raised thousands of pounds for Support Adoption For Pets’ Santa Paws fundraising appeal.

Saturday, 18th January 2020, 2:48 pm
Updated Saturday, 18th January 2020, 2:49 pm
Just two of the hundreds of small animals BARKS re-homes each year

Since the nationwide fundraiser launched on November 22 last year, Pets At Home Banbury helped raise money for Banbury small animal charity BARKS (Banbury Animal Rescue and Kindness Service).

The appeal, which ran until Christmas eve, gave customers the opportunity to donate to BARKS, in total raising an impressive £5,056.

Support Adoption For Pets fundraising manager, Amy Wilson, said: “Every year, we set ambitious fundraising targets for our Santa Paws appeal, but in 2019 in particular, our new Charity of the Year partnerships allowed rescues and their local Pets at Home stores to build even stronger relationships to raise these vital funds.

“We would like to thank everybody who made a donation in Banbury. Your help and continued support in 2019 brought wagging tails and smiles, not just at Christmas, but all year round, to the lives of pets who need it most.”

The annual Santa Paws appeal marked the final fundraising event of 2019 for Support Adoption For Pets, and in total raised £1.9m in Pets at Home stores nationwide.

The Charity of the Year programme, which is continuing into 2020, has provided a unique opportunity for rescues to raise awareness of their work in their local communities, with the Santa Paws appeal offering one final fundraising push during the festive season.

To find out more about Support Adoption For Pets or to support the charity visit www.supportadoptionforpets.co.uk/santa-paws/.

For more information on BARKS visit their website.