There are many ways that you can help and some won’t even cost you a penny.
DONATE BY CHEQUE
Please make your cheques payable to Hope Pastures and post them to Hope Pastures, Weetwood Lane, Leeds, LS16 5PH marked for the attention of Lynn Gawthorpe.
DONATE BY ‘JUST GIVING‘
Why not set up a regular payment from as little as £3 a month? This is a fantastic way of helping the sanctuary on a long-term basis. £3 is just over the price of a cup of coffee each month and it means so much more to our animals.
The easiest way to do this is to set up a regular donation through Justgiving. Just click on the button and Justgiving will organise everything for you.
ADOPT ONE OF OUR RESIDENTS
Adopt one of our residents – it makes a brilliant Birthday, Christmas or Anniversary present. Or adopt for yourself and come down and visit your adopted animal and their friends any day between 10am and 3pm (2pm in Winter). For a donation of £15 we send you a letter from your animal, a personalised certificate and a special photo. All of the adoption money you donate goes towards the day-to-day costs of looking after your horse, pony or donkey .
BECOME A STABLE SUPPORTER
As a Stable Supporter, you help to make sure that whoever lives in your stable has essential hay, feed and bedding all year round. As well as knowing you’re directly helping one of our rescues, you’ll receive:
o Your name as ‘Stable Supporter’ on your stable
o A complimentary Pony or Donkey Adoption of your choice
o 2 Special Stable Supporters’ Events at the sanctuary each year – a chance to get ‘close up’ and meet the animals
o Regular updates about all the animals
o Your monthly donation of £12 means that we can be sure that we have the money to cover the costs of your stable for at least one week every month.
DONATE YOUR UNWANTED GOODS
We are very grateful for donations of:
—Any horse/pony goods, such as rugs, tack, equipment etc.
—Any new items – maybe a gift you don’t want – which we can use for raffles, tombolas and prizes
—Clothes, shoes and handbags which we can turn into cash through recycling
—DVDs and CDs
—Antiques, collectables and jewellery
—Soft toys which can be ‘re-homed’
Although we’d love to, because we don’t have our own charity shop, there are some items we can’t take. These include:
X Electrical items
X Vinyl records
X Household goods
These items will be better used by a large charity, who have shops for selling them.
We only have a small team of volunteers and we also struggle with lots of dirty and broken goods, so we’d be very grateful if you could check items before donating them. Thank you.
SELL YOUR UNWANTED GOODS FOR US ON EBAY
We’re now registered on eBay so you can sell your goods for us on eBay and eBay will send the funds to us via Paypal. eBay don’t charge any fees for charity sales, so it won’t cost anything and the money will go directly to care for the animals. Details on how to sell for us on eBay are shown below.
eBay for Charity listings are the same as any other eBay listing, except for the blue and yellow eBay for Charity ribbon in search results and Hope Pastures’ mission statement and logo in the listing. This means the listing can be seen by everyone who searches through eBay.co.uk and it’ll get extra visibility through the eBay for Charity pages.
When an item sells there is a refund on the basic insertion and final value fees equal to the percentage donated to Hope Pastures. So if you donate 50% of your selling price to us, eBay will waive 50% of the fees, 100% and it will waive 100% of the fees.
HOW TO LIST AN ITEM GIVING MONEY TO HOPE PASTURES ON EBAY:
1 Click on ‘Sell’ (Top of page)
2 Click on Advanced Listing Tool (Top right of page)
3 In the ‘Raise money for your favourite charity’ section (after ‘Price’ and ‘Duration’) select ‘Another charity’
4 In the pop-up box type in ‘Hope Pastures’
5 Click on ‘Hope Pastures Horse & Donkey Sanctuary’ – we will then appear on the main page
6 Back on the main page select the % of the sale that will go to Hope Pastures (up to 100%)
7 If eligible tick the ‘Gift Aid’ box – this adds 20% to the value of the gift to us.
After the first time Hope Pastures will appear in your Advanced Listing Tool as a charity to which donations can be made – all you have to do is tick the box.
BUY ONLINE THROUGH EASYFUNDRAISING
Most people buy things on-line these days, whether it’s Amazon, eBay or one of hundreds of other on-line suppliers. If you buy your presents & gifts through Easyfundraising it will link to 100’s of your favourite sites and every purchase you make will earn money for the sanctuary, without costing you a penny more. If we received even just 2%, on every purchase our supporters made online, it would make a massive difference to how much animal feed and bedding we could buy. It costs you nothing but it means a lot to our animals.
SAVE YOUR STAMPS
We know that with email there’s not as many stamps around, but we can still get cash for them. We need HUGE quantities so please save any you get and ask your friends, family and even work if they can save them for us as well. Remember 95p of every £1 we raise in this, or any other, way is spent directly on the animals, so every stamp you save will help.
Most of you probably buy things from Amazon at some point. Make that purchase go further at NO EXTRA COST TO YOU!
For everything that you buy through Smile.Amazon, they make a small donation to Hope Pastures
Instead of just typing www.amazon .co.uk , type www.smile.amazon.co.uk
You will be asked to choose a charity. Simply type
THE PHYLLIS HARVEY HORSE AND DONKEY TRUST
in the box, followed by ‘Select’
Once you have chosen us a your nominated charity don’t forget to save the link to your favourites.
You only have to do this ONCE then each time you buy through smile.amazon.co.uk/ the money they donate comes to Hope Pastures