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Cancer in cats and dogs

Way to support us

Thank you for showing an interest in supporting our charity. We really do appreciate your support as every penny raised brings us one step closer in taking the fight to cancer in cats and dogs. There are many ways in which you can support the Animal Cancer Trust – see below for more information. Don't forget about Gift Aid if you are a UK taxpayer - Gift Aid means that we can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you give.

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The easiest way to donate is to click on the JustGiving link which takes you directly to our JustGiving charity account page.

We have small charity collection boxes that you can use to collect money on a countertop or at an event. Once it is full, you can let us know and we will give you advice on how to send the money to us.


Use the link to download our fundraising pack.

Download Pack

The pack contains information to help you plan and carry out your fundraising event, and help fight cancer in cats and dogs.






Hold a fundraising event

To get you started, there are several ways in which you can advertise a fundraising event. You can:

  • Set up an event and ask us to post it on Facebook
  • Set up a JustGiving event page and ask supporters to donate directly
  • Use a printed sponsor form from the fundraising pack

Please do not forget to ask donors about Gift Aid that we can claim for donations made by UK taxpaying residents.

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Once you have completed your event and collected the money there are a variety of ways that you can pay the money to us:

  • Via the Just Giving link on our website – this is the easiest way for us to know where donations come from and also to receive Gift Aid.
  • BACS transfer to pay the money straight into our charity's bank account by contacting us to ask for the account details.
  • Send a cheque(s) made payable to the ‘Animal Cancer Trust' to the registered address at the bottom of this page.
  • Via PayPal coming soon - look for a link on our website.

We would be grateful if you could email us to let us know about your planned event. We can send out information leaflets and wristbands, lanyards, button badges and T-shirts with the ACT logo on them. If you wish to help fight cancer in cats and dogs your support in any way is greatly appreciated.

We hope you enjoy your fundraising event and wish you every success.






JustGiving fundraising campaign pages

JustGiving is another way to raise funds or donate money to ACT. Many of our fundraisers create a JustGiving page for their fundraising campaign and we can help with this.

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Online shopping sites

One of the easiest ways to help us raise funds for our work is to sign up to one or more of the online shopping sites that donate to a charity of your choice every time you buy something. Three of these are:

These websites are just some of the schemes that you can sign up to that will donate money to a charity of your choice when you shop online. You just need to choose ACT as your choice of charity.






Legacy Giving - The importance of making a Will

If you care about providing for your loved ones after you have gone, making a will is the only way of ensuring that your wishes are fulfilled. Many people wrongly believe that their estate will automatically pass to their partner, this is not always true and if you are unmarried then it is certainly not the case.

If you have no will, the law provides for people to be appointed to sort out your estate and divide it among your surviving next of kin, all according to a set formula and under the ‘Intestacy' Laws. The people you wanted to benefit may not receive anything. If you have no next of kin, and you have died without a valid will in place, your estate will pass to the Crown.

Making a will does not need to be difficult or expensive. In most cases you will need the advice of a solicitor. If you do not currently use a solicitor, the Citizen's Advice Bureau will be able to recommend one. Alternatively ask a trusted friend for their recommendation.

Once you have made a will, your solicitor will hold a copy for safe keeping and you will keep a copy. Make sure you let either your Executors or a trusted person know where your will is kept.

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The benefits of a legacy to ACT

A legacy in your will ensures that the fight against cancer in our pets can continue in the future by funding vital research and education. It will benefit future pets by the provision of improved treatments and more specialist facilities. It will provide hope where previously there was little.

There are several ways to include the Animal Cancer Trust in your will:

Leaving part or all the residue of your estate after your dependants have been provided for and any debts have been paid. This method is the most beneficial to the charity as it automatically keeps up with inflation. Leaving a specific sum of money which can be index-linked to preserve its value.
Leaving a part of your estate after the death of your partner. This means that he or she benefits from your estate while they live, but after that, part or all of your estate goes to the Animal Cancer Trust. If you already have a will and would now like to include the Animal Cancer Trust, you can ask your solicitor to prepare a short codicil to incorporate your wish. We would be happy to provide suitable wording for your will or codicil if required.
Your estate may be liable to inheritance tax but any gift you make to a UK-registered charity such as the Animal Cancer Trust is exempt. In effect this means that the tax payable on your estate is reduced. Your solicitor will be able to advise you.

If you do decide to leave a legacy to the Animal Cancer Trust in your will, please let us know so that we can thank you.





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Payroll Giving

Payroll Giving is a way of giving money to charity without paying tax on it. With payroll giving, the donations you make to charity are taken from your pay before income tax is deducted. It must be paid through PAYE from someone's wages or pension. The amount of tax relief you get depends on the rate of tax you pay.


Your employer needs to set up and run the scheme. If your employer does not offer the scheme or you would prefer to make your own arrangements, you can do this through the Charities' Aid Foundation (CAF - see below). 


Contact a Payroll Giving agency to set up a scheme. Make deductions each time you run payroll. The donation will be taken from your employees' pay before tax but after National Insurance. Send the donations to your agency - they'll pass them on to the chosen charities. Ask your agency any questions you or your employees have about the scheme.

Costs of running a scheme

Agencies may charge an administration fee. They usually deduct this from employees' donations before they pass them to the charity. You can choose to pay the fee, meaning the charities will get more money. You can deduct any costs of running the scheme from your business profits before tax.

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Charities' Aid Foundation (CAF)

If your employer does not offer the scheme or you would prefer to make your own arrangements, you can do this through the Charities' Aid Foundation (CAF) which also allows you to choose from several ways of donating to a charity of your choice.

Got to CAF online

CAF give as you earn is an easy, tax-effective way to donate to the causes you care about straight from your pay.

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