Fundraising & Events

As a self-funded Centre that costs over £20,000 per week to run, we rely on our fundraising & events to keep Woodside open and to continue rescuing, rehabilitating & re-homing animals. Here are just some of the ways in which you can help:

 

Upcoming Events…

Attending our fundraising events is another great way to support our centre – have a look at what we’ve got planned! We look forward to seeing you there.

Online Charity Auction

Join us from 8 am on Friday 2nd October to 11 pm on Friday 30th October for our online charity auction.🤩

See something you fancy? Simply click HERE to go to our Facebook page and submit a bid by commenting on the image of the item you would like to purchase. The highest bidder by 11pm on Friday 30th October will be contacted to make payment and arrange collection.🥳
 
Come along to our Facebook page at 8 am on 2nd October to see the first items up for grabs. New items will be released for bidding throughout the month, so make sure to keep a look out if you don’t want to miss out!🛍
 
Grab yourself a bargain or treat a loved one and help raise money for animals in need 🐶🐱
As an independently registered and self-funded charity of the RSPCA, all proceeds made in this auction will go directly to Woodside Animal Centre – RSPCA Leicester Branch.
 
 

Terms and Conditions:

  • These terms and conditions are valid from 8 am on 02/10/2020 to 11 pm on 30/10/2020.
  • These terms and conditions apply to all online bidding taking place at Woodside’s Online Auction on Facebook.
  • By participating in Woodside’s Online Auction, you agree to these terms and conditions.

Eligibility:

  • Woodside’s Online Auction is available only to individuals who can enter into legally binding contracts under applicable law.
  • This auction is only available to persons aged 16 and over.
  • If you are under 16 years of age, you may participate in Woodside’s Online Auction but only in conjunction with your parent or legal guardian.
  • If you are not eligible, please do not participate in Woodside’s Online Auction.

Registration:

  • No registration is required to participate in Woodside’s Online Auction. However, you must participate using your own Facebook account profile and the account holder will be held responsible for all participation.

Online Bidding Process:

  • Once you are ready to participate in Woodside’s Online Auction, you can begin bidding from 8 am on 02/10/2020.
  • All bids must be place by 11pm on 30/10/2022 to be included in the auction.
  • To place a bid, you simply enter the price of bid in the comments section of the image which displays the item you are bidding on.
  • Any bids made in the comments section elsewhere will not be accepted. Bids made from 11.01 pm onwards on Friday 30th October will not be accepted.
  • All bids will be visible to the public unless your account privacy settings state otherwise. All bids, not matter what your privacy settings state, must be visible to the Woodside Animal Centre – RSPCA Leicester (@woodsideanimalcentre) Facebook page.
  • All bids must be placed at a higher value than the set reserve price. Bids below the value of the reserve price will not be accepted.
  • Bids comments marked as ‘edited’ will not be accepted.
  • The reserve price will be clearly stated on the image and will be independent to the individual item the image is showing.
  • You acknowledge that you are bidding in a live auction and you agree that each bid submitted as provided in these terms and conditions is irrevocable and cannot be amended or corrected, even if submitted in error and notified to us.
  • You accept full liability for all bids submitted via your Facebook account. Please note that Woodside Animal Centre – RSPCA Leicester Branch reserves the right to withdraw permission for an account to participate in the auction, for any reason at any time prior to, during or after a sale.

Payment:

  • The bid will be only be accepted as payment for item bid on and will not cover delivery, collection, or storage costs.
  • The bidder must provide contact details when requested, in order to arrange collection or delivery of the item.
  • Payment will be made via our website using a credit or debit card. A link will be provided by Woodside Animal Centre – RSPCA Leicester Branch for the bidder to make payment via our website.

Woodside Animal Centre – RSPCA Leicester Branch reserves the right to withdraw Woodside’s Autumn Auction at any date or time with no notice required. In the event that Woodside’s Autumn Auction is withdrawn, any bids paid will be refunded to the bidder, as long as the item bid on is in the possession of Woodside Animal Centre – RSPCA Leicester Branch and not the bidder. If the item bid on is not returned by the bidder, no refund will be paid.

Woodside Animal Centre – RSPCA Leicester Branch

Charity Number: 222621

190 Scudamore Road, Leicester, LE3 1UQ

0116 233 6677

Howl-O-Ween - Online Event

Join us from 16th to 31st October for a spook-tastic online Howl-O-Ween event!🎃

All animal, online event hosted on Facebook, entry costs just £4 per class, with a runner up and winner from each class winning a fantastic prize from our non-profit pet shop or sponsor Symply.🐾
We have 4, all-animal pet shows and a super creative art class for the humans.😍
All 5 winners will then be submitted to national RSPCA to be in with the chance of winning a slot in the live final on Saturday 31st October, where you’ll compete against winners from regions across England & Wales for best in show.🤩
Remember, we’re judging your amazing pets and fabulous art, so don’t worry if your photography skills aren’t great, unless you’re entering our art class of course.🧐
All proceeds made go to Woodside Animal Centre – RSPCA Leicester Branch, to support the hundreds of animals that come into our care every year.💙

Dates and Time to Remember:

  • 16th October to 30th October – Regional heats, entries close at 11 pm on Thursday 29th October
  • 31st October – Live final hosted by national RSPCA.

Classes:

1. Trick and Treats – Tricks class, please upload a video of your clever pet doing their best trick.
2. Howl-o-Ween Pets – Please upload a picture of your pet.
3. Wise Wizards – A celebration of our pets in their autumn years (senior pets). Please upload a picture of your pet.
4. Pumpkin-Spiced Baby – Hey cutie, feeling spooky? We can’t wait to meet your little critters (young pets). Please upload a picture of your pet.
5. Spooky Art Class – Please upload a picture or video of your art. From pet portraits to wildlife photography, sculpture or crafts this is a chance to get your talented talons working on a magical masterpiece. 3 winners will be crowned; age under 10, 10 to 15 and 16+ so please include your age when posting your creation.
 
All animal event, including Witches (Cats of all type and colour), Hounds of the baskervilles (Dogs of all breeds and colour), Horses of the apocalypse (Horses and Ponies) and of course Rats, Mice, Creepy Crawlies and Reptiles.
Please keep dressing up for the humans, we think your pets are just perfect in their natural, spooky state this Howl-o-Ween. Also remember to only perform tricks your pets are comfortable with, we want to encourage positive behaviour and make this a fun event for all.
 
To Enter:
 
1. Choose which class you would like to enter and pay your £4 entry fee via this link (£4 per pet, per class): Payment Link
2. Post your picture or video onto our discussion board on the Howl-O-Ween event page on Facebook, click this link to go to the event page: Facebook Event Page Link
3. 1 runner up and 1 winner for each class will be announce be announced on Friday 30th October.
4. All winners will be submitted to national RSPCA, who will then choose the final contestants from all participating regions across England & Wales to compete in the live final on Saturday 31st October, where the best in show winner will be crowned.

Organise an Event

Please get in touch with us if you’d like to organise a fundraising event in aid of Woodside. Examples of previous supporter events include: BBQ, Concert, Open Garden, Cake Sale and Fashion Show.

Sponsored Challenge

Please get in touch with us if you’d like to take on a sponsored challenge in aid of Woodside. Examples of previous sponsored challenges include: Abseiling,
Sky Dive, Mountain Climbing and Leicester Marathon.

Donate Used Items

We are very grateful for any towels, blankets and sheets for use in our animal centre. Unfortunately we do not use pillows or duvets / quilts. Dog and cat items, including food, are also gratefully accepted!

Payroll Giving

A very simple way to help us rescue, rescue and rehome the neglected, unwanted and abused animals of Leicestershire. To donate directly through your salary, please talk to your employer.

Safe Haven

Help us provide a safe environment for local animals. Become a monthly donor to give Woodside’s rescue pets the security of long-term support.

Donate Items

Order specialist products and equipment directly to Woodside, via Amazon. The wishlist is regularly updated with the items that the animals need most.

Amazon Wishlist

Order specialist products and equipment directly to Woodside, via Amazon. The wishlist is regularly updated with the items that the animals need most.

Amazon Smile

Raise money for Woodside every time you shop, at no extra cost! Select us as your Smile Charity and Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchases.