How to Help
There are a number of ways you can help, including:
If you would like to make a donation to help us continue our work, you can donate online now using the WorldPay system. If you would prefer to send a donation by post or in person, please see our contact page for ways to get in touch - but please don't send cash through the post.
We greatly appreciate all funds received.
Will Week Monday 15th April to Friday 19th April 2013
Making a Will is essential if you want to be sure of leaving your property and possessions to your loved ones. If you die without a Will, the Rules of Intestacy decide who will receive your property and possessions. The rules were created back in 1925 so they don’t properly reflect today’s families and modern living arrangements. Legacies provide vital income for the Animal Sanctuary, Wilmslow and allow us to plan for the future. You may decide to leave a Legacy to the Sanctuary during our Will Week. Please advise a solicitor if this is something you would like to do. If you live outside of South Manchester and would still like to draw up your Will during Will Week, if you approach your local solicitor and explain about the Sanctuary’s Will Week, he may be prepared to donate his fee to the charity.
During the Animal Sanctuary’s Will Week (Monday 15th April to Friday 19th April 2013), seven solicitors from the South Manchester area have kindly agreed to give up their time and provide a free standard Will writing and updating service for supporters of the Sanctuary.
Our supporting solicitors are making this service available on the understanding that you will consider making a donation to the Sanctuary. The recommended minimum donation is £85 for writing a single will, £135 for joint mirror wills, and £40 for a codicil.
Making a Will - It’s as easy as 1,2,3….
1. The solicitors below are contributing their time and all donations to the Sanctuary:
Poynton: Louise Dunkerley, D.R. Dunkerley Solicitors & Co, 3a Park Lane, Poynton, Cheshire, SK12 1RD Tel; 01625 876316
Wilmslow: David Carson, Mark Goodwin Solicitors, 90 Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5BB Tel; 01625 526495
Altrincham: Michael Jackson, William H Lill & Co., 16 Old Market Place, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 4DD Tel; 0161 928 8111
Cheadle Hulme: Joan Goss, Abney Gardsen Solicitors, 37 Station Road, Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire, SK8 5AF Telephone; 0161 482 8822.
Heald Green: Steven Clarke, Burke and Clarke, 258B Finney Lane, Heald Green, Stockport, Cheshire, SK8 3QD Tel: 0161 436 9840
Didsbury: Deborah Millington, Hargreaves Gilman Solicitors, 512 Kingsway, Didsbury, Manchester, M19 1WW Tel: 0161 443 1711
Gatley: Bernadette McKay, Lowick McKay Solicitors, 46 Church Road, Gatley, Stockport, SK8 4NQ Tel: 0161 491 5588
2. Instead of paying your solicitors fee, you will be invited to make a donation to the Animal Sanctuary, Wilmslow. The recommended minimum donation is £85 (single will), £135 for joint mirror wills, and £40 for a codicil.
3. Write your will – using the contact details above, arrange an appointment with your chosen local solicitor and write your Will today.
Thank you to all our solicitors above for their generosity in donating their time to support us.
If your furry friend has a face that melts hearts, then grab your camera and enter a photograph of them in our 2014 Pet Calendar Competition! We are looking for fantastic photos of your pets for our 2014 Calendar, where 12 WINNERS will have their photo shown as the main image on a calendar page. There will also be 8 runners up shown on the cover page of the calendar. The competition costs £5 to enter and closes on 30th June. Calendars will be on sale from September and cost £5.75. All entry monies and profits from the sale of the calendar will be donated to the Sanctuary.
- All entries must be received by 30th June 2013.
- We can only use photographs of your pets - no people please.
- All animals must be depicted in a humane and dignified manner.
- All photos become the property of the Humane Education Society and by entering the competition you are giving The Animal Sanctuary permission to publish your photograph in our 2014 calendar.
- You may enter multiple times for multiple pets.
- Only the owner of the pets may enter.
- Only the winners will be posted.
- Photographs must be in colour as well as sharp and in focus.
- Photos in JPEG format between 1 and 4MB are the best for us, and shouldn't be edited in any way.
Hard copy/printed photographs will be accepted. They must be a quality print and either 4"x 6" or 8" x 10".
Please do not staple, paperclip or write on the photo. No photos will be returned.
Do not send scanned images.
Do not print digital photos and submit the printed version, email the digital instead.
Images taken will mobile phones will not be good enough quality.
Photos can be either posted to Humane Education Society, Newgate, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5LN or emailed to email@example.com.
If an email is being sent please put on the email how many photos you are sending and how you are making payment - ie cheque posted, made payable to Humane Education Society, with a reference to your email.
Winners will be notified by email or letter after the 30th June 2013.
The Animal Sanctuary at Newgate, Wilmslow offers a safe haven for unwanted animals. With your help this dedicated facility can stay open and remain something our local area can be proud of.
The annual maintenance costs threaten to overwhelm the resources of the Sanctuary and a small, regular contribution would make a huge difference. We urgently need your help to keep the future of the animals secure.
By becoming a friend you will be helping to keep this important, local facility running. Friends also receive up-to-date newsletters showing the work being done at the sanctuary. Please download our information and application leaflet for more details.
We have now set up a scheme so that supporters can sponsor their favourite permanent resident at the sanctuary. Sponsorship lasts for a year and you will be sent a welcome pack and receive news about your chosen animal. It would make an ideal present for an animal lover!
Contact the Sanctuary either by phone (01625 520802) or email us and we will give you all the details.
Company participation is vital to our future. Your contribution will go directly to helping the Society strengthen its resources in the care of these animals and will help us to encourage the teaching of humane principles to children and others in the wider society.
We intend to lift the profile of the Sanctuary in the public eye, and as a Corporate Member we will be pleased to give your company exposure on our publicity materials. In addition, you are welcome to encourage your staff to participate in team building days and other events at the sanctuary.
You are invited to participate by joining us as a Corporate Member. Please contact us for more information. With your help this dedicated facility can stay open.
Current sponsors include:
- Jollyes, Fallowfield
- Pets At Home, Stockport
- Pets At Home, Macclesfield
- Pets At Home, Support Adoption for Pets
- Sainsburys, Wimslow
- Sainsburys, Cheadle
- Selwyn Demmy
- Station House Vets
- Torkington Park Vets
- Wilson's Saddlery
- Woodcroft Vets
- Wright & Morten Vets
Our activities are reported regularly in the Wilmslow Express.
Help organise a fundraising event, for example a quiz or a social evening or undertake a sponsored event. We are part of the Justgiving website – if you have never used it, it’s a great way to get more sponsorship for a sponsored event and really easy to set your own page up – www.justgiving.com.