Everything we do is powered by you. Here are ten amazing things OneKind supporters have done so far this year. If you’re inspired and would like to do something – big or small – get in touch and we’ll help you develop your idea! Our huge thanks goes out to these supporters and everyone else who is helping us give Scotland’s animals a voice.
1. Emma ran a campaign stall at the Flying Duck Big Vegan Fete
OneKind Glasgow volunteer group leader Emma set up a campaign stall in the Flying Duck pub in Glasgow. She collected signatures for our petition to VisitScotland asking them to stop promoting hare hunting, and collected donations to help fund our work.
2. Adele held a Birthday Facebook Fundraiser
It can be difficult knowing what to buy something for a special celebration, so OneKind supporter Adele decided asked her friends to donate to OneKind rather than give her a gift this year. Facebook has recently set up its own fundraising platform meaning you can ask people to donate to OneKind directly on Facebook. Adele was our first supporter to do this and she raised an amazing £223!
3. Edinburgh singing group, Glits, held a Burns night fundraiser
Robert Burns is well known for his compassion for animals so it’s fitting that Glits very generously put on a gala performance of their Burns themed play, The Immortal Memory, to raise money for OneKind. Around 60 people joined us for an evening of poetry, song and drama, accompanied by some lovely wine and vegan canapés. The event raised over £800!
4. Fourteen Awesome supporters have signed up to walk the Glasgow Kiltwalk
The Glasgow Kiltwalk takes place on the 29th April, and is a fun walk you can sign up to do to raise money for charity. With a choice of three distances – 6, 13 or 26 miles – there’s a walk for everyone! Thanks to everyone who has signed up so far – Gary, Thomas and Bobbie, in #TeamOneKind; Debbie, Stuart, John, Frances, Liam and Marc from BHC garage, all doing the 26 mile Mighty Stride; and Mrs Atkinson and her four friends taking part in the wee wander.
5. Pupils at Drummond High School had an art competition fundraiser
A group of pupils at Drummond High School put on a fundraiser and an animal-themed art competition and collected donations for OneKind at the event.
6. Kathleen, Claire, Abbie and Ellie signed up to run at the Edinburgh Marathon Festival
The Edinburgh Marathon Festival takes place in May and already we’ve got a great team of runners signed up to take part. Claire and Kathleen are both running the 10K, and Kathleen has already raised over £1,000 – amazing! Abbie is taking on the 5K, while Ellie is going for the half marathon. Thanks for your support and good luck!
7. Kate Louise and her friends held a Vegan Bake Sale
The spontaneous bake sale was organised by the folks at Student Voice for Animals Rights, a society at the University of Edinburgh. The students volunteered their time to bake some amazing vegan goodies, and also used their stall to gather signatures on our petition urging VisitScotland to stop promoting the recreational killing of mountain hares. They also raise an amazing £70 in just a couple of hours – you guys are awesome!
8. Gordon is hosting a Scottish Wildlife Themed Sculpture Exhibition
Aimed at highlighting the plight of Scottish wildlife such as mountain hares, this exhibition in the Bank Street Gallery in Kirriemuir will take place throughout April. Gordon will be collecting donations for OneKind, and will be donating the proceeds from the sale of a very special piece of art: a beautiful carving of a mountain hare.
9. Kym and Ian are cycling 81 miles each at the Etape Caledonia
Following a demanding yet breathtakingly beautiful closed-road route through the Perthshire countryside, the Etape Caledonia is a cyclists dream. Kym and Ian have been cycling for a few years now and decided to set themselves this challenge to raise money for OneKind. They’ve given themselves a target of raising £430, which we’re sure they’ll smash!
10. Rushka and her dog John are running the Glasgow Dog Jog
The Dog Jogs are 5K fun runs you can take part in side by side with your canine companion. Rushka has signed up to run along with her dog, a Jack Russell Terrier called John. Together they have already raised £165 for our campaigns to end cruelty to Scotland’s animals. Keep up the good work!