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There are many ways in which you can support Clarks Farm - here are just a few.

Sponsor one of our Long-Stay Residents

Most of the greyhounds that come through the gates of Clarks Farm are capable of adjusting fully to a life outside of the kennels and go on to become the most loving domesticated pets. Unfortunately, we do have some who just cannot cope with life in a home, need extra time to settle after racing or require additional socialisation and training in order to make the adjustment into domestic life. These greyhounds stay with us in the kennels as long as is needed where staff work with them to get them ready for life in a home.

Sponsors will recieve a Sponsorship Pack including: A photo certificate, thank you Letter, your Sponsor Dogs story, breakdown of how the money is spent, car sticker and you can can come in and meet/walk your sponsor dog (appointment only).

Dog Sponsorship is just £100 per year or £8 per month!  It would make a wonderful gift for a dog loving friend or relative!

Would you consider becoming a sponsor of one of these dogs?

To sponsor please click HERE to choose your dog and continue via PayPal.  You will be given the option of 1 Year, 6 Months or £8 recurring monthly sponsorship that you can cancel at any time.  If choosing the last option please make sure to tick the box saying 'Make This A Monthly Donation' for it to apply!

if your sponsor dog successfully finds his loving forever home (celebrations aside!) we’ll give you a ring to tell you the good news and to move your sponsorship on to help another dog During their stay here!

 

Don't have PayPal?  Alternatively you can all and pay by card over the phone or by direct bank transfer.  Please call 01621 788315 for further details!

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Sponsor a kennel

By sponsoring a kennel for a year you will be helping toward the care, food, vet bills and other costs involved with our greyhounds.  It means that no matter what dog is in your sponsored kennel, you are supporting them on their road toward their forever home!  Throughout the year your contributions could help home as many as 12 greyhounds, maybe more!

Kennel sponsors will recieve a Sponsorship Pack including: A thank you letter, a brekdown of how the money is spent, car sticker and you can come walk the dog staying in your kennel!

Kennel sponsorship is just £60 per year or £5 per month!  It would make the perfect gift for a dog loving friend or family member!

To sponsor a Kennel, please click HERE!  This will take to PayPal to confirm your sponsorship.  You will be given the option of 1 Year, 6 Months or £5 recurring monthly sponsorship that you can cancel at any time.  If choosing the last option please make sure to tick the box saying 'Make This A Monthly Donation' for it to apply!

 

Don't have PayPal?  Alternatively you can all and pay by card over the phone or by direct bank transfer.  Please call 01621 788315 for further details!

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Donate with PayPal

Donations great and small are vital in keeping Clarks Farm running.  It goes toward the running costs of the kennels so we can keep finding forever homes for the beautiful Greyhounds. 

Click HERE to donate.  Note this link will redirect you to PayPal for the donation and then bring you back here! 

Don't have PayPal?  Alternatively you can all and donate by card over the phone or by direct bank transfer.  Please call 01621 788315 for further details!

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Donate Direct To The Vet Bills Kitty

If the pandemic has shown us anything, is that we need to stop being too proud to ask for help!  We understand times are tough.  We understand completely, as it has been a rollarcoaster for all of us!  But it has also shown us why we need your support more than ever.

On average, it costs us on over £500 to prepare a greyhound for adoption.  This includes neutering, vaccinations (if needed), dental care (if needed), flea and worming, grooming, and feeding.  It generally takes up to 12 weeks for a dog to go from arrival to adoption but for harder to home dogs they could be here for months needing feeding and care.  Asking for donations can be off-putting for people as we can appreciate you want to know where your money is going and what it is being used for.  For this reason we have decided to create an option to donate directly to our ongoing veterinary costs.  For context as to why we are asking for your help in this department specifically; in the last 4 weeks (June-July 2021) we have spent roughly £5000 on veterinary care. 

That included:

- 4 Spays (£205 each)

- 9 Castrations (£130-160 each)

- 3 Undescended castrations (£180 - £250 each)

- 10 Vaccinations (£30 each)

- 2 Dentals (Capped at £500 each)

- 2 Emergencies

- 1 Scans/Blood Tests

- Various Medications

So you can see why we may need a little helping hand!  If you would like to donate to our vet bill pot, even if it is just £2 per month, we ask that you consider making it a recurring monthly donation! 

Please click HERE to donate.

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Donations and Drop-Points

Both Tesco and Pets At Home in Maldon have drop off bins for Clarks Farm donations!  In both stores the drop point is just by the exit doors and all donations are appreciated.  The bins are emptied weekly.  Alternatively if able to you can drop them off directly to us at the Farm!

Dry items we would love to have donated include:

All dog foods (wet and dry)

Pasta and Rice

Sardines/Mackrel/Pilchards or other fish in tomato sauce (or sunflower oil if tomato unavailable)

Tinned chopped tomatos

Oats

Honey

Coconut Oil

Canned Coconut Milk

Bleach and Disinfectant

Poo bags (can never use too many of those!)

Flea and Worming treatments

Fresh items we use regularly for the dogs that will need to be donated directly are:

Eggs

Natural Yoghurt

Chicken thighs (We do debone them!  Don't worry!) 

Fresh or Bags of frozen vegetables: Carrot, Brocoli, Peas, Green Beans, Sweet Potato or Butternut.

 

Other items such as supplements that are very helpful can be found on our amazon wishlist! :)

 

(As much as we love donations, Santa Paws was very good to the dogs this Christmas and we are completely inundated with Dog Treats!  We're having a storage crisis.  The items above would be very much appreciated as an alternative to treats!  Thank you!)

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Work For Us

Current Vacancies:

Kennel Hand

We are looking to hire a full time kennel hand at Clarks Farm Greyhound Rescue, Essex.

The successful applicant will be joining a small team of staff supported by volunteers.

This is an exciting time to join the team with the recent instalment of a hydrotherapy bath and grooming facilities, and other ongoing improvements. The successful applicant will be able take part in seeing Clarks Farm evolve and provide the best care to the dogs.

The role will primarily involve all aspects of the dogs husbandry; cleaning, feeding, medicating, walking and grooming. Assisting with the hydrotherapy and some front of house duties such as answering the phones and cash handling.

Applicants will need to have good spoken and written English. We believe that our pets are a part of the family and due to the nature of the Charity, we regularly speak to families that have lost dogs. An empathetic, supportive and proactive approach to customer service is important.

Applicants must have a minimum of a level 3 in animal management or similarly related qualification and have experience within an animal husbandry or welfare role.

Experience in a kennels or rescue centre would be beneficial.

The ability to work well independently or as part of a small team, with a proactive approach and use of initiative is essential.

At times it will be required to supervise volunteers or college work placements

It is also essential that they have a full clean driving licence as they will be required to drive work vans to transport dogs to vets and other appointments.

The working hours are 8am - 4pm but due to the nature of the work there will be regular occasions in which we start early or finish late. Some flexibility will be needed.

Please submit your CV and covering letter to: clarksfarmjobs@gmail.com

Short listed applicants will be invited to interview and attend a trial day.

National living wage.

This role is available for immediate start.

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Bedding Donations

***WE ARE UNABLE TO TAKE IN ANYMORE BEDDING/TOWEL DONATIONS AT THIS TIME***

 

Having a clear out?  We love bedding!  We can use bedding such as duvets, blankets and quilts for the dogs beds!  Any bedding donations can be dropped off directly at the kennels, we have two brown wheely bins out front marked for donations which you can place your bedding in to keep it dry and to ensure social distancing.  Alternatively if you have a large quantity of bedding, just ring the bell to let the staff know you are there to have it directly brought in.

Unfortunately we are not able to take anymore towels, pillows, sheets or duvet covers at this time!

 

(Please note that the large yellow bin is not for donations!)

Donation Buckets

Do you have space at your work for one of our donation buckets?  

Recently over £430 was raised from our donation buckets on the check outs at Morrisons, and a further £100 at The Emporium in Maldon! We would love to have our buckets all over the place as short and long term fixtures to make it easy for people to donate to Clarks Farm while out and about!

We have 20 buckets available for placement in and around Maldon.  Please ring if you might like some in your work place!

Amazon Wishlist

At Clarks Farm we appreciate any and all support to give the greyhounds the best care possible.  We get asked a lot about things that could be donated to help and so we have created an amazon wishlist for items we regularly use and need for the dogs. 

Everything on this list will go straight into helping the dogs, whether it is cleaning products for the kennels or food for the dogs themselves.  

https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/1IFWRH9PRFOX8?&sort=default

Give It Up!

Is there something you absolutely cannot live without?  Coffee?  Tea?  Chocolate?  Lockdown is the perfect time to set yourself a personal challenge!  Why not get your friends and family to sponsor you to give up something you normally cannot live without for a week, month or even longer to support Clarks Farm?  You can share updates on your socials and drop us a tag!

Donations for Raffles

Donation of goods for raffles, we frequently hold raffles at events and always need prizes. 

Donate your time

We are always happy to hear from people who are willing to donate some time and their experience. At the moment there is often building and painting activities going on at the kennels. There is also always plenty of dog walking to be done!  We often need support at events promoting greyhounds as pets. If in doubt just offer - you'll be surprised what a wide range of skills and services we are looking for.

Out Of Office E-Mails

During lockdown fundraising ideas have gotten more and more virtual and a bit out of the box!  One idea suggested to us was that people's automatic 'Out Of Office' e-mails have a little message asking to support a chosen charity.  So why not set your automated e-mails to have a note on the bottom asking your clients to support Clarks Farm during these crazy times!  (with your managers permission of course!)

Donate Your Birthday

Being in lockdown is not much fun and many have missed out on big birthday (and other event) plans!  Why not ask your friends and family to donate to Clarks Farm on your behalf to celebrate your day?

One - Off Events

Raise some money from a one-off event, a sponsored run, coffee morning, car-boot sale, the only limit is your imagination! We are more than happy to help you by providing T-shirts, endorsement letters or a feature on our website, just let us know. Following a problem with fraudulent fundraisers using Clarks Farms name if you are planning to raise funds for us please contact us and give us the details of what you are planning to do so we can verify your legitimate status with anyone who raises a query.

Regular Monthly Donations

By regular monthly donations from your bank or wages. Regular donations help us plan our work as we always know how much money we will have in a month, it doesn't need to be a large amount, £5 or £50 it's up to you!

Don't forget to GiftAid your donation!  Gift Aid allows Clarks Farm to claim an extra 25% on top of every donation from the goverment which can go a long way to helping the dogs!  Gift aid forms are available via e-mail or in the office at the kennels!

Buy In Our Shop

Need a coat for your greyhound?  We have a small shop onsite selling Greyhound coats, Snoods and beds.  We also have Meaty Greens dog kibble in stock at all times and various greyhound gifts, christmas cards and books.

Turn Online Shopping Into Donations

If you regularly shop on the internet have a look at our fundraising shop. If you make your purchases via our link you will pay no more than normal but a percentage will be donated to Clarks Farm.

https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/gfgr/

Reverse Advent Calender

A great activity for children on the run up to Christmas is a reverse advent!  Ask your childrens school if they would be interested in taking part.  Similar to a shoe box appeal, a reverse advent is a once a day giving advent calendar (rather than opening an advent and getting a treat every day).  

These have been a great success.  Each day on the run up to christmas an item can be placed into the advent calender box to be donated to Clarks Farm on Christmas Eve!  It can include anything the dogs would love including food, treats, bedding and more.  It doesn't have to be new or fancy.  Everything is appreciated!

Shoebox Gifts for Greyhounds

Why not give one of our Greyhounds a present this Christmas!  Do a shoebox appeal at your school or place of work and fill a box with donations for the dogs!  Food, treats, blankets, dog shampoo or whatever else you can think of!  You can look at our Amazon wishlist or Tesco drop off list for inspiration for things we need and use regularly for the dogs!

Clear Outs and Car Boot Sales

Have you had a lockdown tidy up and clear out?  You would be suprised as to what we can put to use here at the kennels!  Or why not hold a car boot sale to raise some money for the dogs!

We are more than happy to help you by providing T-shirts, endorsement letters or a feature on our website, just let us know. Following a problem with fraudulent fundraisers using Clarks Farms name if you are planning to raise funds for us please contact us and give us the details of what you are planning to do so we can verify your legitimate status with anyone who raises a query.

Charity Partnership

If your employer isn't already partnered with a charity, why not consider Clarks Farm as your charity of the year?  

Give As You Earn

You can sign up for Give As You Earn if your employer provides it this way you can donate from your pre-tax salary and benefit from the full income tax relief.  It is a really easy way to donate!

Matched Giving

Matched giving (also known as match funding) gives your employees the chance to boost their fundraising efforts by having their employer matches the money they’ve raised and donate to their chosen charity. Some companies will provide a pound-for-pound basis, while others will specify a total amount.  It is well worth asking your employer if they do matched giving before starting your fundraiser!

Leave a gift to charity in your Will

A charity legacy is a wonderful way to support a charity knowing that your giving will live on into the future.  For more information please email us.