We have recently reached £70,000 raised in our first three years and this year alone we have raised over £45,000. We are very proud of what we do and what we have achieved in such a short space of time. With this level of fundraising we feel that we should advise you how we work and exactly what happens to all donations made to MAS. Here are our fundraising FAQs.
MAS is a group of likeminded people who raise money and do lovely things to support schnauzers in need and to make their lives better!
No! All our work is voluntary, and nobody takes anything out for themselves. Things such as postage and packaging costs can be expensive and we have no choice but to pay for this, though many admin and members simply pay for it themselves and don’t ask for it to be refunded.
Events held online like our Auctions and Dog Show – The money is requested from buyers, bidders and participants; to go to our fundraising PayPal or bank account. Once this is reconciled proceeds are transferred to DBARC (a registered charity) via our Virgin Money Page which is linked only to them and their bank account.
The money is requested to go here for reconciliation purposes and for when suppliers need payment. If the money went direct to DBARC we would not be able to reconcile each payment to each item and acquire addresses for items to be sent. We would also not be able to pay suppliers. Once the admin is completed, we transfer proceeds to DBARC (a registered charity) via our Virgin Money Page which is linked only to them and their bank account.
We aren’t a business (we make no personal profit whatsoever). PayPal and Bank accounts need a registered business or UK resident to be named on the accounts. Therefore, Linda kindly set up both in her name purely for the purpose of fundraising.