Makants Greyhound Rescue is a not for profit organisation.
In March 2015 we received charitable status from the Charity Commission.
If you would like to make a contribution there are several ways you can do this.
There are many costs associated with rehoming a retired greyhound.
The obvious ones like food and vet bills (the majority of greyhounds come to us without being neutered, vaccinated or micro-chipped); but we also need to provide the greyhounds with collars and sometimes coats or muzzles and such. Hidden expenses such as advertising, also come up occasionally.
If you would like to donate money, it is always gratefully received - you can do this via PayPal.
We also appreciate donations of any bedding, toys, food or other dog related supplies, such as Dentastix or worming treatments; Treats are always welcomed by the greyhounds!
Contact us if you have any items you would like to donate and we can arrange collection or delivery.
You can also donate your time to the greyhounds - volunteers help with everything from walking the dogs, to taking them to the vets, helping with our fundraising events, to knitting dog snoods!
You can contribute as much or as little time as you would like, there is no long term commitment needed. Please get in touch to let us know how you can help.
Our fundraising co-ordinator, Angela, always has many different projects pending and she often needs items or help. Call Angela on 07779 913089 if you can help us.
Below is a current list of things we need that you might be able to help with.
- Yarn for knitting projects.
- Any unwanted presents for tombola prizes - from children’s games to bath sets, almost anything will be accepted!
- Bottled drinks for the bottle tombola.
- Raffle prizes, we are currently approaching businesses in the area.
If you or your business would like to donate a prize please contact us!
LEAVE A LEGACY
‘Remembering Makants Greyhound Rescue North West
If you would like to help us continue our charitable work in relieving the suffering of abandoned and ex-racing greyhounds, why not consider leaving us a gift in your Will.
Your kind and generous gift will go towards us providing food, bedding and veterinary treatment for the rescued greyhounds in our care at any one time. We are not selective about which retired, unwanted, mistreated or abandoned greyhound we rescue and your gift will enable us to assess and rehabilitate each and every dog received so they may be successfully rehomed and enjoy a normal life – a healthy dog is never euthanized and this is our promise to each and every dog we rescue.
There are three main types of gift you can make:
- Pecuniary gift – this is a gift of a specified sum of money.
- Specific gift – this is a gift of a specific named item, perhaps a car or item of jewellery.
- Residual gift – this is a gift of part or all of your remaining estate, known as the residue or what is left after the payment of debts, funeral expenses, administration costs and any other gifts to be divided between named beneficiaries.
If you decide to remember us in your Will, you may find the following suggestive wording helpful when speaking with your professional legal advisor - we would always recommend that you use a specialist legal advisor when making or updating your Will.
General legacy to Makants Greyhound Rescue North West:
“I give the sum of £_______ (or specific percentage of estate) to Makants Greyhound Rescue North West of Makants Farm, Mort Lane, Tyldesley, M29 8PF (registered charity number 1161079) for its general charitable purposes and I declare that the receipt of the honorary treasurer or other proper officer of Makants Greyhound Rescue North West shall be a full and sufficient discharge for the said legacy.”
If you have already made a Will and you decide that you would like to further add a gift to Makants Greyhound Rescue North West, then the following wording for a codicil, which can amend your existing Will, may be helpful when speaking to your legal advisor.
“I [insert name] of [insert address] declare this to be my first codicil to my last Will dated [insert date]. I give [insert details of gift] to Makants Greyhound Rescue North West of Makants Farm, Mort Lane, Tyldesley, M29 8PF (registered charity number 1161079) for its general charitable purposes and I declare that the receipt of the honorary treasurer or other proper officer of Makants Greyhound Rescue North West shall be a full and sufficient discharge for the said legacy. In all other respects I confirm my Will.”
Please be aware that you are under no obligation to let us know if you have left a gift to Makants Greyhound Rescue North West in your Will as this is a private matter but if you would like to tell us, it gives us an opportunity to say thank you.
What if I change my mind?
You are of course always free to change your mind about your gift. You can amend your Will, or add a codicil, at any time.
Dated: February 2017