Paws for a Coffee
"What do I like about them...silly question?! Cake and coffee of course! Everyone loves cake don’t they!" Volunteer Fundraiser, Margo
Why should you hold a Paws for Coffee event?
If you like the occasional (or regular) coffee, tea, hot chocolate, squash and are interested in Fundraising for Hearing Dogs, I think holding a Paws for Coffee event could be just for you!
This event is designed to be as simple or as complicated as you want it to be. Your ideal Paws for Coffee event might involve sitting down with the girls on a Wednesday morning; or it might be opening up your garden or using a village hall to put on an event that the whole community could attend.
What ever suits you, we are able to supply a helpful pack with resources and ideas enclosed. As well as one of our packs you will have a friendly fundraising team who can disscuss ideas and provide further resources you might need for your Paws for Coffee event.
Paws for a chat with Margo
One of our volunteers, Margo, is a bit of a professional when it comes to coffee mornings! She has held at least one each year she has supported the Charity. Here is why Paws for Coffee is right for her.
“What do I like about them...silly question cake and coffee of course! Everyone loves cake don’t they! I am also Gluten free and I love seeing people’s faces when they realise I can also offer a gluten free option, that is something other than the usual chocolate brownies we always get offered.”
“I find the Paws for Coffee events easy to organise, they aren’t too time consuming - I work – and don’t take up too much time in a person’s day. It is something that anyone can attend, any age, male or female.”
“I have held them in my home, community center, at work, a church hall and more recently the local deaf center. It doesn’t really matter where you hold it, from my own experience I can raise a similar amount from a small group as well as big one. It just depends on the generosity of the people on the day. I now always offer takeaway as some people can’t stay as long but, still want to support us.”
“I include games usually based on where or who the coffee is for. If children are around I have done Pin the tail on the puppy, find the buried bone on a treasure map. I have stuck paw print outs under chairs for the person to find and win something. I had a lucky dip box at the cream tea, people paid a £1 and chose a wrapped present- it was anything from a bottle of beer to a wash up brush it’s all fun and we made over £50 on that alone!"