THE past year has been very challenging for many dog charities where the coronavirus pandemic has directly impacted fundraising activities. In response to this, Give as you Live Donate have launched a nationwide campaign on 14th June 2021, called Wagathon™, to raise essential funds.
They want to help as many UK dog charities as possible to collectively raise a whopping £1 million! Whether it is for vulnerable dogs living in shelters, dog welfare, or training assistance dogs, they want to ensure that vital funds are raised to support the ongoing work of these much-needed charities.
Annabelle Risdon, Director and Head of Partnerships at Give as you Live, commented:
“The pandemic has impacted hundreds of dog-related charities resulting in thousands of lost donations to help support vital canine welfare. Our Wagathon™ initiative provides an opportunity for these charities to boost their donation drives this summer. The mission is to ensure all dog charities are supported in their quest to increase donations after such a difficult period.”
Give as you Live Donate are calling on dog charities to join their Wagathon™ mission and get their supporters involved by signing up their pooches to take part in a national Walk 9K for K9s challenge on Saturday 28th August or Sunday 29th August 2021.
Alongside the Wagathon™ campaign and in celebration of National Dog Day, which takes place on Thursday 26th August 2021, Give as you Live Donate will be running an online competition. Dog owners could be in with a chance of winning a £100 donation for a dog charity of their choice and a £100 hamper full of treats and goodies for their dog.
If you are a dog charity and would like to join the Wagathon™ mission, sign up here.