Other ways to help

There are so many ways to help animals around the world with SPANA, here are a few ideas


Sharegift is a registered charity (1052686) which was set up to provide a charitable solution to the problem of shares which are not worth selling on their won – a real headache for both shareholders and companies – and SPANA could be a beneficiary.

Donating shares can be very tax efficient as there is no capital gain or loss on shares donated to charity and you can claim income tax relief on the value of the shares.

In order to qualify for the tax relief, the shares or securities must be:

  • listed or dealt on a recognised UK or foreign stock exchange
  • units in authorised unit trusts
  • shares in a UK open-ended investment company
  • holdings in certain foreign collective investment schemes

For more information on tax relief for gifts of shares to charity and what records you need to keep please see the HMRC guidance notes

 If you would like to donate shares, please contact ShareGift and mention you are a supporter of SPANA. You can find more information by contacting ShareGift on 020 7930 3737 or through the ShareGift website

eBay for Charity

When selling items on eBay you can donate part of your earnings to SPANA.

Often supporters offer to donate us their goods to sell but we cannot do so due to difficulties with administration and storage, so selling your items via eBay is the perfect alternative.

Visit www.ebay.co.uk/ebayforcharity for more information.

Animal welfare is at our heart

Buy exclusive Ivor the Engine stamps

Everyone’s favourite little green train from the “top left hand corner of Wales” turns 50 this year!

To celebrate his birthday SPANA has teamed up with leading stamp collectors specialists Buckingham Covers to produce a charming and highly-collectable limited edition sheet of Royal Mail stamps.

This is not the first time working animals cross paths with Ivor. Bluebell the donkey was a valuable character in the series. Like all donkeys Bluebell was gentle and hard-working.

The stamps come together with wonderful artwork of the series from creator Peter Firmin.

Only 1959 sheets will be in existence worldwide and at least £2.00 from every sale go directly to SPANA.

Peter, a loyal supporter of SPANA, is personally signing a limited number of the sheets to help raise even more funds.

They are an absolute must-have for anyone who loves Ivor and will make a great addition to any collection of TV memorabilia.

For more information and to order please visit Buckingham Covers’ site.

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Donate your stamps

One of SPANA’s valued supporters has agreed to take on the time-consuming task of processing and selling used stamps to raise some much-needed funds for SPANA. If you’d like to contribute, please cut your stamps from the envelope and leave ¼ inch around the stamp to make them easier to process. Please do not tear around the stamps as this damages them and makes them worthless to sell on.

Please send all stamps to:
Alan Gray 
7 Rookery Close
St Ives
PE27 5FX

If you would like to know they have arrived safely, please include a stamped addressed envelope. Please check the packet size and weight before you send any packages as any that arrive underpaid will have to be paid for by SPANA funds.

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Donate your postcards

Do you have any used postcards lying around at home? By sending them on you can help raise funds for working animals.

Please send postcards to:
Miss J Webb
18 Hammonds Way
SO40 3HF

Miss Webb will kindly sell them on to collectors and send the proceeds to SPANA.

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You can also find out more about our Recycling Appeal,  raising money through the SPANA ClickNow websearch and donating your scrap car to SPANA through Giveacar on our partner's section of the website.

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