Like any other Charity, we rely on people to believe in what we do, to trust that we will deliver our service safely and responsibly and manage our funds effectively to finance our operations.
Our operation is efficient and the support of our corporate partners keeps our operating costs especially low.
What we do is relatively straightforward but there are still unavoidable costs involved to recruit, professionally assess, insure, equip, induct, match, safeguard and monitor our placements and support hundreds of volunteers across the region. Ensuring everyone's wellbeing is our priority.
Our 2018/19 operating costs are forecast to be £60,031. For fear of the most in need missing out, we never charge the people or the organisations we visit for our services, relying instead on everyone's generosity and the principle that if they value what we do then they will help us to do more of it.
Our annual Sponsored Walk at Kielder each September is an important source of income for Wag & Company, we also receive financial support from dog lovers, dog owners, individuals, businesses, foundations and grants who believe in what we do and make the donations and grants that help to enable it.
We are actively seeking longer term support to help us make our service sustainable for example care home groups, hospitals, corporate partnerships and sponsorships and preferred charity commitments.
The need for befriending is substantial in our region, there are thousands of lonely elderly people. To make a real difference, our goal is to have volunteers in every community across the North East, a 1000 by 2030, together making thousands of visits to older people each year many of whom are desperately lonely, missing human company and the friendship of a dog.
After almost 3 years Wag & Company has made over 40,000 visits with more than 1900 people benefitting, with your help we can continue to grow and make a real and substantial difference.
We have a flexible approach…
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|Annual subscription to our e-newsletter||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
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|Invitation to our Annual Conference||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
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|Logo on our website with link to your website||✓||✓||✓|
|Annual Financial Summary & Report||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Designed logo with your sponsorship level for you to have on your website||✓||✓||✓|
|Write up on social media about your company and the work you are doing with us||✓||✓||✓|
|Write up on website about your company and the work you are doing with us||✓||✓||✓|
|Consultation on Wag annual budget and plan||✓||✓||✓|
|Your logo on volunteer recruitment posters||✓||✓||✓|
|Your logo on all tandem volunteers jackets/fleeces||✓|
|Your logo on all Wag team jackets/fleeces/t shirts||✓|
|Your logo on all dogs bandanas||✓|
|First refusal on major event sponsorship (eg annual Kielder dog walk, annual conference etc.)||✓|
Get in touch to talk about how we can work together to make this happen for our region, we can do it!