At The College of Animal Welfare we work hard to promote respect to all as well as a healthy and professional attitude towards learning, life and work. Students are encouraged to contribute to the life of the College as well as the wider community; to this end students hold various fundraising events throughout the year.

Current and planned events

Previous events

Bras for Nowzad Appeal

If you have any bras lying around in your drawer that you no longer want, please think about donating them to the Bras for Nowzad appeal. Nowzad dogs, a charity that rescues stray and abandoned animals in Afghanistan, can raise much needed funds from every kilo of bras that are donated. All types of bras, including ones with or without wires, brand new or well worn, can be donated; all they ask is that they are washed before donation. Our Huntingdon centre has two main collection bins; if you go to another one of our centres, or are a distance learning student, please either hand into your centre and we will arrange to add them to the collection or post them to our Huntingdon centre directly. Many thanks for your help, your donations really will make a difference.

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Previous events

Macmillan Coffee Mornings 2018

A huge thank you to all the cake lovers at our Leeds centre who came out in force to take part in our Macmillan Coffee Mornings – together, staff and students raised £167.03 for Macmillan Cancer Support!

CAWs Tour De Forth 2017


Our team in Edinburgh successfully completed their very own Tour De Forth on Saturday 21st October 2017, cycling 40 miles around the Forth river in aid of the Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group! The team raised over £400 for the cycle ride, and raised an amazing £98.36 from their college bake sales earlier that month!

Christmas Appeals 2016

Thank you to all our students, staff and clients who donated to our 2016 Christmas Appeals. Our Huntingdon centre delivered a large bed full of food, toys and goodies to Animals in Need in Northamptonshire. Edinburgh collected a bin full of food that was donated to the Scottish SPCA Edinburgh and Lothian Animal Rescue and Rehoming centre and Potters Bar handed over donations to the Friends of RSPCA Southridge’s Christmas Dinner Appeal. Thank you very much to all who supported the appeals.

Donations collected during our 2016 Christmas appeals.

Potters Bar and Leeds take part in Macmillan’s ‘World’s Largest Coffee Morning’ September 2016

Congratulations to students and staff at our centres in Potters Bar and Leeds, who took part in Macmillian’s ‘World’s Largest Coffee Morning’ in September, raising £184.09 collectively!


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Students raise money for Cats Protection July 2016

Veterinary Nursing students at our Leeds centre raised £34 for Cats Protection by coming into College dressed in their PJs! Congratulations on raising money for such a great charity!


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PJ day fundraising June 2016

It was PJ Day for our Veterinary Care Assistant students in Edinburgh on Friday 24 June, who came into college dressed in their pyjamas – raising £20 for the Scottish SPCA! The money will go towards rescuing animals in danger, finding pets new homes and raising awareness of animal welfare issues across Scotland. Well done everyone!

edinburgh pj day 2016

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Staff and students raise money for worthy charities June 2016

Congratulations to students and staff at our Edinburgh centre, who took part in Edinburgh’s Gung Ho event on Saturday 11 June 2016, raising £374 for Macmillan Cancer Support and £410 for Therapet Canine Concern Scotland Trust!

gung ho 2016

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Students raise £115 for the Wildlife Trust February 2016

Congratulations to our Animal Care students at Huntingdon for taking part in the Wildlife Trust Apprentice Challenge. Over the month of February they raised £115.00 by organising a bake sale, a “guess how many sweets in the jar” challenge and an animal themed dress up day. The money will go towards helping conserve local wildlife and informing people about why safeguarding the natural environment is important. Well done to everyone involved.

Wildlife Trust Fundraising

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Staff and students raise lots for Children in Need

£150+ raised for Children in Need

Congratulations to our staff and students for raising over £150 for Children In Need on Friday 13 November 2015. A variety of ‘spottiness’ was seen at our Huntingdon centre; rom spotty scarfs and spotty shirts to spotty onesies and spotty cakes! And, our first year veterinary nursing degree students at Middlesex University, came to lectures dressed in Yellow! Well done everyone for raising money for such a great cause.

Fundraising for Children In Need

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Student survey donations: July/August 2015

£256 raised for Nowzad Dogs

Thank you to our former students who took part in the 2015 student destination survey. We committed to donating a pound to Nowzad dogs for every telephone response we received, so we are delighted to have been able to present Nowzad Dogs with a cheque for £256! Thank you to everyone who took part.

Presenting a cheque to Nowzad Dpgs

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Animal care cake sale: 23 April 2015

£72 raised for Canine Partners

Our animal care students at Huntingdon raised £72 for Canine Partners by holding a cake sale at break and lunch times! Well done all!

Cake for sale

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Edinburgh Students Bake Off: December 2014

£28 raised for Search and Rescue Dogs

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Well done to our first year veterinary nursing students at Edinburgh who raised £28 for search and rescue dogs with a ‘Bake Off’ competition. Well done everyone!

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Christmas Onesies: December 2014

£20 raised for Wood Green The Animals Charity

Students in their onesies

Well done to our first year, full time veterinary nursing students at Huntingdon for raising £20 by coming into college wearing onesies and donating a pound to Wood Green The Animals Charity. They ever bought a spare ‘piggy’ onesie for lecturer, Charlotte! Well done all!

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Children in Need: November 2014

£508.69 raised for Children in Need
£92.54 raised for Medical Detection Dogs

A huge thank you to all our students and staff who supported our fundraising efforts during Children in Need week. Huntingdon raised a total of £185.08 (to be split between Children in Need and Medi-Detection Dogs). With a special mention to VN students Jilly and Anna for raising £11.50 by selling their own cakes to staff and students, they were yummy! Potters Bar and Leeds raised £25 and £115 respectively with their cake sales. Edinburgh raised an incredible £264.65 with QAS Allison doing a sponsored silence and Centre Manager Karen Hibell dressed as Minnie Mouse. Well done all!

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Silver Jubilee Celebrations: April 2014

£260 raised for Godmanchester Foodbank
£260 raised for the CAW Student Hardship Fund

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As part of The College of Animal Welfare’s silver jubilee year celebrations, we offered people the opportunity to get their dogs professionally groomed in our Grooming School for a charitable donation of just £10 during April. A total of £260 was raised for Godmanchester Foodbank and The College of Animal Welfare agreed to match the amount raised and donate it to the CAW Student Hardship Fund. Thank you to everyone involved.

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