Events & Fundraising


Our annual sponsored walk this year is on Sunday 26 May starting at 10am at Worsborough Mill Museum and Country Park car park, postcode for the car park is S70 5LJ.  The walk will be 5 miles around the reservoir.    

If you are interested in joining us please email to register and a sponsor form.
Thanks to all the staff and customers at 'Pets At Home' Stairfoot store for presenting us with a cheque for £400.37 for their 'Scratch Patch Summer Promotion' that has been running throughout the summer.  

Pupils of Milefield Primary School , Grimethorpe who sold cakes and buns to raise funds for RAW
 Ash went along to accept the cheque and received lots of cuddles!!!
Raise Funds For Free When You Shop Online

We’ve found a new and easy way for you to raise funds for Royston AnimalWelfare - simply by shopping online!

We’ve teamed up with easyfundraising, an online shopping directory listing over400 of your favourite stores, including Amazon, NEXT, Debenhams, John Lewis, Tesco, DELL and many more.  Every time you shop online with any one of them, we’ll receive up to 15% of every purchase – at no extra cost to you!

 It’s completely FREE to register and use and it doesn't cost a penny extra to shop and raise funds in this way.  In fact, you can even SAVE MONEY as many retailers give exclusive discounts, special offers and even 'e-vouchers' when you shop through the easyfundraising site. All you need to do is log on to the easyfundraising site - then register and start shopping! 

 WE WON!!!!!
Thanks to everyone who posted tokens in the Royston ASDA for us
 Here is Gill collecting the cheque for £200


Thanks to Support Adoption for Pets who have again sponsored a kennel for 12 months

Here is Sharon, Lily, Rosie, Ash & Jan receiving the cheque.


Thanks to Pets at Home in Barnsley who raised over £470 for us recently

Here's Sharon accepting the cheque on our behalf

Michelle Lunn and Annmarie Savage are going to tackle the Great North Run and have kindly agreed to donate half of their sponsorship to RAW from  their marathon.To sponsor the girls go to 


More fundraising fun from Dan our intrepid RAW dog
Quick update on Dan, on 19th August we walked Helvellyn via Striding Edge. Luckily the weather was good as we had been warned not to attempt Striding Edge on a windy day and now I see why! Dan was a little cautious when he was faced with 'The Chimney' a steep drop which we had to climb down at the end of Striding Edge and it was the first time he has ever shown that he is not entirely fearless!
On 2nd September, we plan to embark upon a section of The Pennine Way, starting at Edale in the Peak District and making our way to Ickornshaw, North Yorkshire, a 3 day walk covering approximately 57 miles..
Dan is still wanting more sponsors so please go to the charity giving link below.
Hi everyone my name is Dan.

In January 2010 I found myself in Sheffield stray dog pound, I do not like to remember how I got there  but it was not a happy place. All the other dogs seemed very worried about what was going to happen to them, but I just amused myself jumping about in the small space provided, mainly to keep warm. I noticed that some of the dogs kept going away so I guess they must have gone to somewhere better I heard someone mention ‘doggy heaven’. 

One day a lady came to see me, she seemed friendly and shoved a chew through the bars, she talked to the man  who usually fed me and they talked about Royston animal Welfare. Next thing I knew the door was being opened, a lead on and I was put into a cage in a car. It was a big adventure for me until we stopped and I realised we had arrived at the vets!

The nice lady took me out of the cage and stayed with me while the smelly vet prodded, poked , injected and eventually tickled me, the two of them decided to call me Terry (I ask you). Then back in the car and off we went again.

 About 20 mins later we arrived at a new kennel, much better than the pound and the lady spoke to another lady and left me there. It was nice, I got walked (that did not happen at the pound) and the other dogs were happy and always looking out for their owners and talking about warm fires, runs in the field I did not really know what they were talking about.

 One day I was taken out of the kennel and had to stand in the car park while a lady and her daughter had a look at me, they asked to take me for a walk and they seemed impressed with my looks (I am quite handsome and athletic). They then introduced me to a girl dog who did look a bit like me but even bigger her name was Meg. We got on really well and the next thing I knew I was in their car and off up the motorway to Todmorden with Meg sat next to me. 

 I have been here 16 months and love it. Meg showed me the ropes and I get to run round fields and play in the garden and sit in front of the fire and get tickled and loved and cuddled and pressies... it’s just great. I have even got a new name.. Dan.. better than Terry!! I know now what they meant in Sheffield when they talked  about doggy heaven. 

I have decided to try to raise some funds for Royston Animal Welfare so they can help more dogs like me who did not get the right owners first time round. It would be great if the money I raise would let RAW rescue more dogs from the pound.

So this is what I am doing: two walks, what I am good at! One 20 miles (29.5.11) and the other 21miles on 5.6.11. Lisa has set up my very own fundraising page where, if you were feeling generous, you could sponsor me. It’s really easy , just click on the link  

If you want to see more photographs I am on the RAW re homing section. I hope you can spare me a few pounds, it’s a good cause and I am walking a long way.

Thanks in anticipation


PS We all loved the walks that much that Lisa has got the charity walking bug so we will be off and quite a few jaunts this summer, please, please sponsor me on the special charity giving page.

Update on Dan's progress
(unfortunately Meg had to stay at home)

Here are a few pics of Dan's 3 peaks walk last week, feel free to add them to your website if you like (excuse my rather windswept look!).  We started and ended at the Pen-y-ghent Cafe, Settle. 

I've enclosed a photo of him at the cafe at the end of the walk and you would never know that he had just trekked approximately 25 miles!

 We completed the walk in 8 hours 54 minutes. 

He discovered along the way that it is great fun to chase grouse as he stumbled across a few of them!  

 Our next challenge is to walk Scafell and Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England, which no doubt will be just like a walk in the park for Dan!