Everyday ways

There are many ways you can help raise funds for us – and many don’t even cost you a penny!


Old printer cartridges

Send your old printer cartridges and mobile phones to recycle4charity.co.uk and select Animal Free Research UK as the charity to benefit. Call or email us for envelopes in which to send your goods.

Please note that currently they can only accept Cannon, Dell, HP, Lexmark and some Brother and Samsung Inkjet cartridges. They do not accept Epson or Kodak cartridges.

If you work for a large organisation, why not have a box installed in which to collect all the used printer cartridges?


Unwanted banknotes & jewellery

You can donate all your broken and unwanted jewellery to raise money for Animal Free Research UK.  If you have any gold, silver, odd earrings, broken chains, costume jewellery and watches, you can recycle them at no cost to you whilst making money for us.

You can also donate any unwanted banknotes from ANY country of any age, so all of those obsolete pre-euro notes are a perfect start!

Our partners at Recycling for Good Causes will reuse and recycle the jewellery and banknotes, giving the proceeds to Animal Free Research UK, saving precious raw materials at the same time.

Use your own envelope or jiffy bag, no bigger than A5 in size, and post free of charge by printing out the freepost label below and attaching to your envelope.

Recycling freepost envelope

*Please do not send coins to the freepost address above as the postage costs will far outweigh your donation.*


You can now donate your used stamps to raise much needed funds for Animal Free Research UK.  All kinds of stamps are welcome, on or off paper.

Simply cut or carefully rip the postage stamp from the used envelope, being careful that you don’t damage the stamp, and once you have a collection pop them in an envelope making sure you have the correct postage to:

Animal Free Research UK

PO Box 16992

Sutton Coldfield

B73 9YA

(*postage needs to be applied*)


Do you own a banger that’s merely gathering dust in the garage? Then you can do your bit for Animal Free Research UK.

Giveacar is a UK based fundraising organisation that specialises in donating unwanted and scrap cars to charitable causes throughout the world, including Animal Free Research UK.

They provide a FREE service which is available throughout the UK, and can work with you hand-in-hand in the following ways:

  • They can arrange the collection of the vehicle
  • Depending on its age and condition, they can either send it for environmentally safe disposal and recycling at an authorised treatment facility, or to a salvage auction;

This means that a large portion of the proceeds are donated to Animal Free Research UK.

Since Giveacar was set up in 2010, the organisation has already raised over £2million for over 2,700 charities.

To arrange collection of a car, visit Giveacar.co.uk or call 0207 736 4242, quoting Animal Free Research UK as your preferred charity.


If you use easyfundraising or Give as you Live when you shop online, you can raise funds for us – at no extra cost to you!

Leading companies such as Marks and Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, John Lewis, Debenhams, Interflora, Thomas Cook, Expedia and First Choice all offer cashback donations to good causes so next time you’re shopping online, why not take a look? This is a brilliantl way of raising funds for charity while you buy online.

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Give as you Live logo


To make your donation go even further, please sign a Gift Aid declaration to allow us to reclaim the tax you have paid on it. You must pay an amount of income tax and/or capital gains tax in each year at least equal to the tax that we will reclaim from HMRC.


Companies operating a ‘match giving’ scheme will generally give £1 for every £1 that an employee gives and have an annual limit per employee.

This can be done through payroll giving or by matching employees’ donations or funds raised for charities. Some organisations may also ‘pay’ employees for time spent volunteering.

Match Giving boosts the morale of staff, encouraging them to support charities and helps the organisation reduce its tax bill, there is no Corporation Tax paid on Match Giving donations. It helps raise the company’s profile and generates a positive image. Ask your employer about Match Giving today.


Payroll Giving is a HM Customs & Revenue scheme that enables employees to donate tax free through their pay to any charity in the UK.

On each payday, an amount of your choice is deducted by your payroll department and sent to Animal Free Research UK. Your donations are taken before tax, meaning that for every £1 you give it will only cost you 80p (60p if you are a higher rate tax payer) – the taxman will pay the rest.

This is an easy, tax-effective way to give to charity – so it costs you less to give more. The system is easy to opt in and out of, giving you full control over your gifts.

Ask if your organisation has a payroll giving system in place and encourage them to sign up to one if they haven’t. There are several agencies that administer payroll giving, a list can be found on the HMRC website.

Payroll giving is a great way for companies to demonstrate commitment to the causes that their employees care about. It is quick and easy to set-up and administer. Payroll giving can also aid retention and recruitment of staff, and enable them to generate a sustainable income stream to charities.


If you have a birthday, wedding or other celebration coming up, why not ask for donations to be given to Animal Free Research UK in lieu of gifts? You can do this online at JustGiving.com, on our website or through the post. This kind gesture will help us to continue to fund cutting-edge medical research which replaces experiments on animals, saving them from pain and suffering and benefiting human health with more relevant science.


A great new way of donating to Animal Free Research UK is texting from a mobile phone.

Text FREE34 £10 to 70070 to donate £10 to Animal Free Research UK and make a difference today.

The text message is free, there are no charges on any network and all of the donation will be passed to Animal Free Research UK. You can also add Gift Aid which means we benefit from an extra 25%.

This is a free service for charities which is provided by Vodafone and JustGiving. Please visit http://www.justtextgiving.co.uk/ to learn more.


eBay for Charity is an easy way for buyers and sellers to support Animal Free Research UK. You can shop for items knowing they’re supporting a good cause, be it an everyday bargain or a special auction. If you are selling you can donate a percentage from any sale to Animal Free Research UK and add Gift Aid to the donations. All eBay for Charity items qualify for a fee credit on basic insertion and final value fees equal to the percentage donated.

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