Tina Abbott

Badly Drawn Pets pop up fundraiser for Keep Your Pet York

Fundraising for Age UK York
raised of £2,500 target
by 185 supporters
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Age UK York

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We provide a range of valuable services to support the older people of York.


Team Badly Drawn Pets York are reuniting to raise much needed funds for Keep Your Pet.

It’s time to once again put the “fun” back in fundraising…

How does it work?

Quite simply, if you donate £10 to Age UK York, we’ll draw your pet.  (£10 for each pet you'd like drawing).

For an extra £5 we can even add your personal message to the bottom of the creation, or the side, or even the top, (there are simply no limits to our creativity, and we promise to use our best handwriting for this). 

The catch?

Well.... most of the artists can't really draw.......but what they lack in artistic ability, they make up for in enthusiasm.

What are you waiting for?

We have a pool of ‘crack’ volunteers standing by with sharpened crayons and coloured pencils, eager to turn your animal into a timeless work of art (or at least make you laugh).  There will be no attention to detail and you may not even recognise your pet from the drawing… There is a very slim possibility (amost nil) that your pet will be drawn by one of our extremely talented artists, but we’ll be honest… you’ll probably get someone who is really quite hopeless. You will however, get a dodgy picture and the warm fuzzy feeling that comes from having supported a really good cause. :-) What's not to love?


1.   simply donate £10 on this page.

2.  include your pet’s first name and your surname as reference, (choose the friends and family option please); and then

3.  email a picture of your pet to KYPFundraising@ageukyork.org.uk, again using your pet’s first name and your surname as reference.

The reference is important as it enables us to match up your photo and payment. Just imagine if you received a portrait that you just didn’t recognise… Oh wait….

4.  if you've paid extra for a message, please also include the wording in your email.

Once  we’ve had confirmation of your payment and we have received your photo by email, our team will then work their magic and we will reply by email with a picture of your homemade ‘unique’ masterpiece as soon as we can. You can then print your work of art at home. If you would like it sending out we can arrange this but there will be an additional cost for postage.

Please bear with us; it will be a minimum of a week before you hear
from us.

There’s  no limit to how many drawings you can purchase; the more donations we receive, the more we can help Keep Your Pet with their valuable work. Of course, if  you feel compelled to give more than asked, we’d be so grateful for your generosity. Our supporters are truly the best! 

The really brilliant thing about this is that you can buy a ‘portrait’
(using that term loosely) as a gift for a friend or family. We really can’t
think of anything we’d rather receive.

We can promise nothing other than to make no apologies for how badly drawn your pets will be!

Shoutout to Wisconsin Humane Society for this idea and for their brilliance, inspiration, and dedication to pets in need 

We hope to hear from you soon!

Age UK York has been supporting older people, their families and carers since 1971. We provide a wide range of services which make a massive difference in people's lives.Your donation will help us support volunteers who provide valuable befriending support.You'll enable us to take older people home from hospital and ensure they can recover fully at home.You'll help us provide someone who can allow a carer to have a much needed break from caring for an older person.


About the charity

Age UK York

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Age UK York has been supporting the older people of York, their families and carers for nearly 50 years. We provide a wide range of services for older people and support over 300 volunteers who all help make a difference.

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