Christmas is a time of giving, and what better way to spread the love than by helping IAPWA ensure that every animal in our care knows somebody is thinking of them at this time of year. They may not have a family of their own this Christmas, but with your help we can ensure they won't be forgotten.

To mark the holiday season fast approaching we have launched our very own IAPWA Christmas Shop. We have some really beautiful products for you to browse, and whether you’re purchasing for yourself or a loved one, every penny will support animals who need our help this Christmas. Browse our full range, including Christmas Cards, Handmade Baubles and even Virtual Gifts for the animals, here.

Jumper & Card

Christmas Fundraiser Jumpers

When you purchase an IAPWA Christmas Jumper, you are helping to protect and care for animals in need. All proceeds from our Christmas Jumpers go back into supporting the animals in our care; providing them with food, shelter and crucial veterinary treatment to give them a second chance in life.
Our 2021 Christmas Jumper features three of our Ambassadogs (Pippa, Louis and Olive) who were rescued from the streets and have since gone on to find loving, forever homes thanks to supporters like you. By purchasing this jumper, you will make happy endings like this a reality for many more stray dogs within our projects.
Grab one soon before our limited stock runs out!

Christmas 5K Challenge & Collections

If you already have too many Christmas Jumpers, don’t dismay, there are many other ways you can help! We would love your support with raising money for the animals either by joining us at our station and street collections (listed below) or by signing up for our Christmas 5K Challenge. The rules? Well there aren’t really any rules except to have a whole lot of fun with it and raise a little bit of money for animals who have nobody to care for them this Christmas. You can choose from the following challenges:

  • Tough: Cover 5K everyday between 25th Nov & 25th Dec
  • Intermediate: Cover 5K every week in the lead up to Christmas
  • Just for fun: Cover 5K just once, at anytime you choose
Every single person who takes part will receive an official IAPWA Medal. If you raise £250+ for the animals we will even throw in a free IAPWA Christmas Jumper. Plus, whoever raises the most will receive a special Christmas gift as a big thank you from the animals. Grab your trainers, and maybe grab a couple of friends (or even your dog!) and sign up to the IAPWA 5K Challenge to help us make a difference this Christmas.

You can set up your 5k Challenge via Facebook, or you can set up your 5k Challenge via JustGiving.

If you would like to join us at the below locations, collecting life-saving funds for the animals, please get in touch with our Community & Events Manager, Rachel on or just pop down and say hello. We’d love to meet you!

  • Waterloo London Station – 23rd November (from 5pm)
  • Victoria London Station – 27th November (from 3:30pm)
  • Totnes Town Centre – 13th December (time TBC)
  • Blackfriars London Station – 13th & 14th December (from 4pm)
  • More to be confirmed

Thank you for your support this Christmas!

Written by: Rachel Cooper
Community & Events Manager, IAPWA