Big Break for Pets

Paws for coffee and give neglected and abandoned pets the break they deserve in life.

Welcome to the Big Break for Pets!

A wonderful way to share a cuppa and cake with friends while helping vulnerable animals in our care. Whether it’s a brew-up with colleagues in the office, or a bake-off at home with friends, you’ll be doing something nice with every slice.

How to get started

Sign up

Sign up to the Big Break for Pets and enjoy sweet treats with loved ones while helping vulnerable animals.

Sign up

Create a JustGiving page

Creating your JustGiving page is a simple way to collect donations and build excitement in your community.

Create your fundraiser

Download fundraising pack

Tell the world about your event! We've got you covered with posters, cake labels and more.

Download fundraising pack

Big Break for Pets FAQs

Go to the registration section above, enter your details and leave the rest to us! We’ll send you a fundraising pack with the resources you need to make your coffee morning a sweet success.

It’s completely up to you! You can have a Big Break for Pets whenever you like, all year round. But make sure you give your friends, family and colleagues enough notice so they can bake scrummy cakes for the event. You could even create a Facebook event or send a calendar invitation by email to help people save the date.

Every year, thousands of sick and abandoned animals come through Woodgreen’s doors. Your donations will help us provide poorly pets with the specialist food, shelter and veterinary care they need to get them back on their feet. Your support will also help us find permanent, loving homes for so many pets who have no home of their own.

There’s no minimum – or maximum amount – you have to raise. But we suggest that people make a contribution of £1 for every cake scoffed on the day.

If you set up a JustGiving page, they’ll automatically transfer donations to us on a weekly basis. (Or if the total donated is under £100, they’ll wait until the end of the month.) This is a great way to pay in your donations, because we don’t have to wait long to start putting those funds towards the animals who desperately need our help.

Yes. Simply register your details in the section above, set up a JustGiving page, then look out for your welcome email.


Help pets like Nora

Nora was found tied to a farm gate, and we suspect she had been there all night. When she arrived at Woodgreen, she was in extremely poor condition. Her skin was inflamed, made worse by her scratching, and we also found out she was blind. Poor Nora was very scared. Our vets immediately treated her and made her feel better. Now she’s getting all the love, support and training she needs to find her forever home thanks to supporters like you.

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