Help the Animals at Christmas

/ 7 November 2018


This Christmas be part of something special!

Help the Animals at Christmas, is a star-studded entertainment extravaganza that will be broadcast live on Friday 21st December at 8pm, to help raise awareness and much-needed funds for animals in need of treatment or help.

This will be the first ever UK TV event raising funds and awareness for UK animal welfare, highlighting the work of five amazing British animal charities.

Please help us support the vital activities of UK animal welfare charitable organisations including the type of work carried out by our nominated 5 animal charities:


While there is a little while to go until our live show on Friday, 21st December, the good news is that you can join in right now!


You can support our appeal now and donate.

Every pound generously donated by the public goes towards supporting UK animal welfare charities. All administrative costs are covered by sponsorship and gift aid. Please note that subject to which online donation platform is used, credit or debit card transaction fees may be deducted from your donation at source by the provider.

We’re also accepting donations by SMS. If you would like to donate, you have the option to donate £5, £10 or £20. It’s easy to donate:

  • Text HELP20 to 70028 to donate £20 – £20 could help deliver a lifesaving operation for an abandoned donkey.
  • Text HELP10 to 70028 to donate £10 – £10 could treat a sick hedgehog
  • Text HELP5 to 70028 to donate £5 – £5 could help pay for special milk to hand feed an orphaned kitten

All texts will also incur 1 message charged at standard rate network. Please obtain permission from the bill payer before sending a text message. If you are under 16 years old, you must have your parent or guardian’s permission to send a text donation to us.

No VAT will be charged on your donation.

Read our Help the Animals at Christmas Terms and Conditions.



Get involved

Download our Help The Animals 2018 Fundraising Pack, full of exciting ideas of how you can raise money.

Take part in our official fundraising activities.

At home, at your school or in your office:

  • Organise a bake sale
  • Organise a charity football match
  • Dress up as your favourite animal for a day and much more!



Don’t forget: Help the Animals at Christmas, 8pm Friday 21st December on Channel 5.


Help the Animals at Christmas is the working name of Maecenas, registered charity no.1132363 (England and Wales); Maecenas is a company limited by guarantee (company no. 06972470), registered office 50 Broadway London SW1H 0BL.