*Wanted: 50 dog lovers to take the £50 September Pledge 2019 for Oldies Club*

~ Hello, we have decided to run our September Pledge for a fourth year, as it has been well supported in the past – thank you! We hope lots of our supporters will decide to take part and raise funds to be used to help take care of our beautiful sugar-frosted older dogs

We are looking for 50 people to pledge to raise £50 each in September 2019 for Oldies Club. As many of you already know, we’re a small volunteer-run charity that rescues and rehomes older dogs in the UK. 50 x £50 would generate £2,500 towards our vet bills, which would be amazing.

If you would like to pledge to raise £50 for us next month, please email fundraising@oldies.org.uk with September Pledge as your subject and confirm your name in the email, and then we’ll add your name to the public list on our Facebook page. If you’d prefer we just used your initials or didn’t note your name publicly that’s fine, just mention that when you email.

We do appreciate that sometimes life throws unexpected things our way, but we ask that you only pledge if you are serious about raising your £50, please :-)
Although we ask that however you choose to raise the money, you do it in September, we understand some money may come in a little later, depending on how you raise it and when.

You are welcome to raise the funds by whatever means you prefer and we welcome creative ideas – providing it’s legal! Here are a few suggestions to hopefully inspire you:

~ Tell your family/friends/colleagues about Oldies Club and hold a collection

~ Take part in a sponsored event (supporters have previously run marathons/taken part in other organised runs/walks and also arranged walks, horse rides etc themselves)

~ Hold an event such as a quiz night, car boot sale, plant sale, coffee morning, cake sale or dinner party amongst family/friends or at your school, work, club

~ Sell your beautiful creations, such as artwork, jewellery, pottery and cards

~ Donate the proceeds/a percentage from your pet-related (or any other) business. Perhaps you run a boarding kennels or dog-sitting business or are a dog groomer, trainer or pet photographer

~ Give up something for a week/month! Perhaps there’s a habit you’d like to quit – knowing you’re raising funds for older dogs can help you get going and then keep going when it’s a struggle! As examples, supporters have previously raised funds by: giving up chocolate for x days/weeks <gasp>, lost weight, gone soap-free for a month, or had a vegetarian/vegan month.

If you have an idea of your own that you’d like to share, please let us know in the comments. You are, of course, welcome to donate the money directly themselves if they prefer

Money can otherwise be sent to us via bank transfer, PayPal, cheque etc. – just ask for details when you email

If you are going to ask people to sponsor you, you can setup your own page via our Just Giving account. You can choose a unique link for your page, personalise it and then ask your family, friends, etc to donate directly to your JG page. If you need any guidance with setting up a JG page, please email fundraising@oldies.org.

Hopefully this explains everything, so, over to you all now … who’s going to get us started by pledging to raise £50 for our beautiful sugar-frosted ones next month? Please make sure you email to let us know you’re taking part too, as above.

Thank you,
The dogs and volunteers at Oldies Club, including the lovely Layla, who is still looking for her forever home.

Layla, Oldies Club, September Pledge