Fundraising and donating
Donate online now -
If you use eBay to buy or sell unwanted items,
did you know we have a Charity Profile page?
You can either donate a percentage of the proceeds to our
Charity when selling your items, or you can just make an online donation to help the cats of £5, £10,
£25, £50 or other amount.
We receive 100% of your donations, which are all paid direct to our Charity through
eBay’s charitable partner, the PayPal Giving Fund charity.
At Home in Colchester support us as a partner Charity. and if you nominate your VIP Lifelines to go to us we can use these
to buy much needed food for our cats and kittens.
1) Colchester Cat Rescue
Charity Shop -
17 Eld Lane,
Our Charity Shop is open Mondays to Saturdays from 10am to 4pm. (Closed on all Bank Holidays
and Christmas/Boxing Day.)
Please help us raise funds by bringing in goods for us to sell to raise money for
The shop may be easily reached from Vineyard St car park, by taking the stairs or lift up Vineyard Steps
and turning right into Eld Lane. We are on the right opposite the Colchester Baptist Church.
have a loading bay opening from our basement into Vineyard St car park, if you have a large amount to donate, so please call
the shop on Col. 576085 so we can give you directions and come down to unload your car. If you are just unloading you do not
have to pay for car parking. Please phone us before coming in so that we canmake sure we have someone available.
take donations of most items (except electrical goods, furniture and videos), so it is a good opportunity to help the cats
by clearing out clothing, footwear, bags/cases, china, hardback/paperback books, soft furnishings/linen, toys, board games,
jigsaw puzzles, DVDs, CDs, cassette tapes, LPs and singles, kitchenware, unwanted gifts (eg. toiletries, perfume, cosmetics
etc), ornaments, glassware, pictures, paintings, mirrors, watches and clocks.
Monthly Standing Orders/Donations/Legacies -
If you would like to help with the running of the Sanctuary,
please email or write in for our standing order form.
Under the Gift Aid scheme we can reclaim 28p in every £1
if you are a taxpayer. So many kind people send us donations, but please let us know if you are a taxpayer so that we can
send you one of our Gift Aid forms - we reclaim a substantial amount back from HM Revenue and Customs each
We have been fortunate enough to be remembered by some supporters in their
wills, and these legacies have now enabled us to build an isolation unit to help cats that need to be confined to a pen due
to injury, or to be kept isolated from our other residents. Your solicitor may need our Registered Charity number with the
Charities Commission, no. 275238.
3) Friends of Colchester Cat Rescue - if you
wish to become a member please write to us at the Sanctuary address in Bromley Rd, or email us. For £12 a year from
1st January we publish a quarterly newsletter informing members on what is happening behind the scenes at the Sanctuary,
and updating you on stories about some of the cats. Payment preferred by standing order if possible rather than cheque, please
write/email for a standing order form.
4) Lottery Club - For £12 a year (January
- December, but pro rata if you join during the year) members are allocated two numbers and we use the National Lottery Bonus
Ball numbers drawn on the first Wednesday and first Saturday of the month. If there is no winner the next Wednesday/Saturday
numbers are checked, etc. (Colchester Cat Rescue is registered with Colchester Borough Council.) If you wish to join, please
write to us at the Sanctuary, or email us. Payment preferred by standing order rather than cheque, please write/email for
a standing order form.
We no longer run our Sponsor A Cat scheme, as most of the cats were either
rehomed or we lost the last few due to old age.