Donations towards Animal Welfare Party’s 2015 General Election Campaign Urgently Required
Will you help us speak up for animals in the political arena?
Animal Welfare Party will be standing in the May 2015 General Election. We are yet to announce which constituencies we will contest and one of the main factors that will influence how many constituencies we can contest is funds.
Our party is entirely run by volunteers and the only funds we receive come in the form of donations and membership fees from those who support our aims. We receive no other funding. And yet, contesting elections is very costly. When it comes to the UK General Election there are 650 constituencies and the deposit to contest each constituency is £500. So, if we were to have a candidate in each constituency the deposits alone would cost us £325,000 – not the kind of funds we have at the moment!
In addition to the deposits, there are many other elements to running a campaign that can also become very costly: leaflet printing, marketing and promotion, attendance at events, office / space, meeting room hire etc. These are the things that really help with exposure and keep our supporters galvanised.
We know so many people out there care about animal welfare and the General Election is our opportunity to demonstrate just how important animal issues are to so many. But we do need all the financial help we can get.
Can we count on you to help us reach more of the electorate with our General Election campaign?
Donating whatever you can now, even if it’s just £1 or $1, will help us to build a truly successful election campaign.
The latest research tells us that as much as 12% of the UK population have now moved over to a vegetarian diet – that’s over 7 million people! Although you don’t have to be vegetarian to support our party and not all vegetarians are yet turned on to the need to win political representation for animals, it’s a pretty good indicator of the power we do have – if only we’d come together and use it.
Just think, if all the vegetarians in the UK donated just £1 to our campaign, we’d have over £7 million in funds - and our success in the General Election would be pretty much assured!
Get the picture? We like to think big!
So, please, spare whatever you can today to help us realise our vision for animals – and please pass this message on to your friends and family.
Donate online via PayPal
You can donate online via PayPal, the secure online electronic payment system. It’s quick to use. Just click on the button below
Donate by Bank Transfer
You can make a bank transfer directly to our Co-operative bank account:
Payable to: Animals Count
Sort code: 08-92-99
Account number: 65231694
On behalf of the animals, a huge thank you for helping to make this happen.