It’s no surprise that charities are finding it hard to raise funds at present with families struggling to make ends meet. Press reports can also put people off making donations to charities as donors discover that not all the money is being used in the way they hoped it would be. This negativity can affect the small, local charity organisations in a big way as their already small income drops even lower.
The RSPCA Milton Keynes and North Bucks Branch is one such charity. Like other local animal rescues we are a separately registered charity and rely on funds raised by our local charity shops and public donations.
What happens when you donate to us?
Well to start with you need to ensure that your donation is reaching us and not going to the National RSPCA as we are separate charity. A Legacy in your Will for instance should be specifically designated to our branch charity number 275415, otherwise we will not receive it.
How can you be sure it is coming to us?
Make your donations online via our BTMydonate page, by Text (text MKNB01 £5 to 70070), directly to our charity Paypal account, or by cheque payable to “RSPCA Milton Keynes & North Bucks” and post to P.O Box 4586, Kiln Farm, Milton Keynes. MK12 6ZS. If you would like to leave a legacy then follow our advice on our Legacy Leaflet to ensure your donation comes to us, your local branch.
What happens to the money?
Your money is very important to us and we make sure that every penny counts. Most of the people who work for the branch provide their services voluntarily and receive no income at all. This means that most of the donations you provide go directly to helping the animals in our care.
How much of it is spent on the animals?
In 2015 our financial figures show that 58% of it is spent directly on the animal’s welfare the majority of which is veterinary care and the rest of which is food. This is high compared to another local animal re-homing centre which spent just over 9% of their total income on animal welfare!