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The animals we rescue rely entirely on the generosity of people like you. We simply can’t help them without you. Please support our work by making a donation.

What an idea. What a mad, crazy, wonderful idea!

Join in the madness and help us to raise some fantastic funds for our wonderful animals.

We’re inviting you to hold a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, in support of all the Cheshire Cats, White Rabbits, Dogs, Mice and more at Abbey Street Animal Rehoming Centre.

At Abbey Street we rely entirely on people like you to help us reach the £9,000 per week it costs to run our Centre. On average we help 1,000 cruelly treated or neglected animals every year, that arrive at our door having suffered from cruelty or neglect; and it’s all made possible by the generosity and kindness of people like you.

Whether you’re a Company, group of tea-loving cake-baking friends, school or community group, you create Mad Hatter’s Tea Party fun. Here are some ideas of how you can join the madness:

  • Hold a Mad Hatter's Tea Party at your home and invite friends to buy your cakes.
  • ... take it in turns for Tea Time!
  • Hold a bake sale at your local club.
  • Hold a Mad Hatter's Tea Party at work, and dress down to make extra pennies!
  • Have a Mad Hatter's Tea Party and cake bake at school.
  • Hold a bake-off competition, there's all sort of crazy bakes you can make.

If you’re like us, you simply won’t be able to help yourself. The joy we get from seeing our animals successfully rescued, rehabilitated and rehomed with kind and loving families, is nearly as much as we get from our tea pots and cakes – but trust us, this feeling is much, muchier!

Mad Hatter's Tea Party 'to do' list:

  • Register your tea party (below).
  • Receive a copy of our fundraising pack
  • Use the poster enclosed to promote your event or invite your friends. Make sure you provide directions, this way, that way, up and down.
  • Create some exciting tea party bakes and don't forget the tea!
  • Sell your exciting bakes, or make a donation each in aid of our wonderful animals.
  • Pay in your pennies and pounds to: Derby & District RSPCA
  • Let everyone know how much you raised, to help us keep our muchness.

Register your Tea Party with Us...

We’d love to know about your Tea Party, so we can share in the muchness. You'll also receive The Mad Hatter's Guide to Tea Parties, some bunting and a poster to decorate your Tea Party.

How to Pay in your Money

  • By raven: Write a cheque made payable to: 'Derby & District RSPCA' and post to Derby & District RSPCA Animal Centre, 45 Abbey Street, Derby, DE22 3SJ.
  • Drop into our rabbit hole: We're located this way at 45 Abbey Street, Derby, DE22 3SJ.
  • Online: You can make a donation through our 'Donation Station' online.

We don't need to tell you that every penny raised through Mad Hatter's Tea Parties will go directly towards meeting the needs of wonderful creatures at our Centre in Derby. Sadly, many of the animals that we take in require specialist care. Your Tea Party will help us to provide much-needed T-L-C.