A special appeal:



Please support this fundraiser to help rescue the greyhounds at the Canidrome in Macau, China, is closing down. Hundreds of greyhounds will need to find new homes and a large-scale international rescue effort is being organised which will need funds to be successful.


Donating to Erin Hounds

Financial help is always gratefully received towards vet, kenneling and transport bills to help us save more dogs. For example £10 will help treat parasites or microchip a dog; £20 will go towards providing kennel space; £50 will aid transport of a dog from Ireland; while £100 will neuter a hound.

If you would like to set up a regular payment, please contact us.

If you would like to receive donations for Erin Hounds rather than gifts for birthdays, Christmas or anniversaries, please contact us and we will set up a page.

If you would like to donate online whilst ensuring every penny of your donation goes direct to Erin Hounds, please use Paypal Giving Fund which does not charge administration fees.


NB: You don’t even need a Paypal account or eBay account to donate through Paypal Giving Fund. You will be able to use your credit or debit card securely following the easy on-screen instructions.

Note: if you experience any difficulties using the button above, please use the “Donate” on the sidebar (on the right) or you can send donations direct via our Paypal address:

Text   You can now donate to Erin Hounds by text!
To donate, just text ERIN08 followed by your donation amount (eg ERIN08 £10) to 70070.
You should receive a confirmation message and an option to add gift aid.


Gift Aid   
If you’re a UK tax payer and you Gift Aid your donation to Erin Hounds, every pound you donate becomes £1.25, (provided you have paid enough in income tax and / or capital gains tax to at least equal the amount of the gift aid to be reclaimed).

How to Gift Aid a donation online using Paypal Giving Fund
To be able to Gift Aid your Paypal Giving Fund donation online, you will need an eBay account. You can alter your account settings on eBay as follows (this only needs doing once and your settings will be saved for every donation you make).

• go to “My account” when you’re signed on to eBay (there’s a little down arrow next to your name top left);
• click on “Donation account” on the left-hand side menu;
• Click “Gift Aid” and follow the on screen instructions to register your details.

If you don’t have an eBay account
You can still Gift Aid any donation by emailing us your address at: requesting a Gift Aid declaration form for completion and return.

Donations the old fashioned way
If you’d rather not donate online then we always welcome a cheque made payable to Erin Hounds and posted to us:

Erin Hounds
c/o Macclesfield Community Garden Centre
West Park
SK10 3BJ

Please include your address so we can send you a gift aid form.

Or come and pop real money in one of our collecting tins at any of the events we attend during the year (see our News & Events page), you can even get a hound cuddle in return!
Donations of tombola prizes are always gratefully received.