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

Welcome to the Big Break for Pets! It’s 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.

You can hold your Big Break for Pets all year round, from any country. All you need to do is register with the form below, set up your JustGiving page and then look out for your welcome email and Big Break for Pets fundraising pack. What you serve and do is then up to you.

There is no minimum amount that you need to raise and every pound will go towards specialist food, shelter, and veterinary care for sick and abandoned pets.

After going through a tough time in life, these poorly pets will get the break they truly deserve  – thanks to you.

So stick the kettle on and start organising your Big Break for Pets. Remember every cup helps a pup, and every biccy helps a kitty!

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You’ll 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 Wood Green, 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers here to the most commonly asked questions about our event.

How do I sign up to the ‘Big Break for Pets’?
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.
When should I hold my Big Break for Pets event?
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.
How much money do I have to raise?
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.
How do I pay in the money I raise?
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.
What happens to the money I donate?
Every year, thousands of sick and abandoned animals come through Wood Green’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.
Can I take part if I live outside of the UK?
Yes. Simply register your details in the section above, set up a JustGiving page, then look out for your welcome email.