Let’s get the party started…
Now that the days are getting warmer, the trees are blossoming and flowers are starting to bloom, it’s the perfect time to host your own paw-some tea party.
Paws for Tea is the perfect fundraising event for everyone, especially as it can be held anytime, anywhere. Taking part is fun and it’s an easy way to support Blue Cross, as well as a perfect excuse to get together with family, friends and neighbours. You could even gather your work colleagues for a catch up over a cup of tea and a slice of cake.
Paws for Tea is now a year-round event, so why not start planning your springtime event right away!
Why hold a Blue Cross tea party?
Pets are at the heart of everything we do and with your support we can do so much more. Blue Cross cares for more than 40,000 pets every year but we know it’s not enough – there are many, many more pets out there who still desperately need our support. By 2020, our aim is to help 70,000 animals a year. By holding a Paws for Tea party this spring and helping to raise vital funds to support our aim, you’ll be helping us to get closer to our goal.
So dust off your teapot and start planning your Paws for Tea party right away. You could hold a big Easter party, complete with Easter egg hunt and hot cross buns. Or maybe you’d like to host a small ‘crafter-noon’ gathering in your front room, making delightful spring-themed centrepieces and flower crowns? Whatever you choose, you’ll be doing something incredible for the pets in our care while you enjoy a lovely cuppa and a sweet treat with your friends.
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Last year, seven-year-old Florence Hayman decided to forgo gifts to raise money for Blue Cross after recently losing her two pet rabbits Honey and Ginger.
Florence, who attends Oaksey Primary School, helped her mum to organise a birthday bazaar event with different stalls at the village hall in Somerford Keynes instead of having a traditional party.
Florence’s mum, Jane Hayman, said: “Florence is very passionate about animals and it didn’t bother her at all that she wouldn’t be receiving any birthday presents.
“She also recently lost her two pet rabbits so asked what she could do to help pets who are in need.
“She had so much fun on the day of the bazaar with all her friends and family around her and at the same time raised £400 for such a worthy cause.”
Register today for your free Paws for Tea Fundraising pack which includes all you need to plan your springtime event and kick-start your fundraising this year.