Our 15th birthday may have been and gone but the wheels are very much still in motion when it comes to the charities we chose to support as part of the celebrations, and this year we thought it would be apt to pick 15!
Here at Spindogs, we have strong roots in wanting to leave the world a better place than when we found it, so any chance to give back, (especially if it involves eating cake…) we will!
Our aim is to raise as many donations as we possibly can to go into one big pot, which will then be divvied up amongst our chosen 15.
If you’d like to make a contribution to any of the charities or events we'll mention in this blog, you can follow the link to out PayPal pool here.
So, which 15 are we supporting this year?
"Get the Boys a Lift are a non-for-profit community interest organisation currently working to better improve mental health within communities."
"Myeloma UK is the only dedicated funder of myeloma research in the UK with an ongoing commitment to invest in ground-breaking research."
"At Penarth Live at Home scheme, we want to enable older people to stay living independently in their own homes for as long as possible, with the best possible quality of life."
"We work for people in housing need by providing free, independent, expert housing advice and we campaign to overcome the barriers which stand in the way of people in Wales having a decent, secure home."
"The Kidney Wales Foundation’s strategic aim is to support patients and families and to promote excellence in renal research."
"Providing sanctuary to the rough sleepers of Oxford"
"We are a small, family-run and not-for-profit animal rescue based in the Troodos Mountains near Limassol, Cyprus."
"We improve care and support for people with Motor Neurone Disease (MND), their families and carers."
"We have been helping to provide loving families for vulnerable children for over 25 years. We understand how important it is to support, train and develop our foster carers to provide the best possible care for our children and young people."
"The foundation aims to support people in rural communities with poor mental health, especially men in the agricultural sector. Agriculture carries one of the highest rates of suicide and with mental health being such a big problem across society the foundation aims to break down the stigma that surrounds mental health and provide support services for those in rural communities."
"Working to improve the lives of those affected by Alopecia"
"Epilepsy Research UK supports and promotes basic and clinical scientific research into the causes, treatments and prevention of epilepsy."
"We are a grassroots federation working together to provide life-saving services and build a future where domestic violence is not tolerated."
"The Little Princess Trust provides free real hair wigs to children and young people, up to 24 years, who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment or other conditions."
"FOBB is a community organisation run by volunteers in Barry, South Wales. We run monthly beach cleans across one of five fantastic beaches in Barry."
How will we be raising the funds?
CARDIFF 10 & 2K
We’re taking on the Cardiff 10 & 2k on the first of September, we loved that there was an option for our newer runners to get involved too!
BARRY BEACH CLEAN
We care about our planet and we’re more than aware of the devastating impact single-use plastic is having on the ecosystem. With this in mind, we’re teaming up with Friends of Barry Beaches to clear some litter and recycle what we can!
SPINDOGS BAKE OFF
Did we mention that we love cake…? Each week, we’ll be setting a theme and three talented in-house bakers will be going head to head in a Spindogs style bake-off. The goods will then be subjected to a panel who will make a contribution to sample the delights and vote for their favourite!
SPINDOGS SILENT AUCTION
We’re still on the hunt for silent auction items so if you’d like to donate anything, please feel free to email email@example.com!
AMY GETS THE CHOP!
Our brilliant Business Development Assistant, Amy is cutting off her locks in aid of The Little Princess Trust.
Let's be honest, you've probably got an abundance of 2 & 5p's rolling around at the bottom of your wallet which you're almost definitely never going to use. We've made loose change pots to go on every floor so if you're paying a visit to the HQ any time soon, why not ditch that extra shrapnel and donate while you're at it!
We’ve got heaps of other events coming up over the next few months so keep your eyes peeled for more Spindogs charity fun.
The Spindogs Team
Got a question for one of our experts?