As a small charity we are utterly reliant on the kindness and generosity of others, and all contributions, however large or small, are important. GCWS is run entirely by unpaid volunteers, working from home rather than costly offices.
There are a number of ways you can help from joining the society, donating money or goods, volunteering or helping us with important services such as transport.
The pages in this section explain a number of ways you can help to support our important work and improve the lives of cats in Greece.
Become A Friend / Standing Order Form / Gift Aid Form
Membership subscription is only £15 per annum and members received three newsletters each year. The subscription money goes towards our neutering campaigns which are so very important. If we can cut the numbers of kittens being born the local people find the colonies more acceptable and the cats are less likely to be poisoned or suffer cruelty
Please send all postal donations and membership application/standing order/gift aid forms to
GCWS Fundraising Secretary
46 Sullington Gardens
This will not affect donations made via the website. Payments made via Paypal will be delivered to our email address – firstname.lastname@example.org as usual.
Although we very much appreciate everyone’s kind donations, there have been odd occasions when insufficient postage has been used. This has meant the surcharges applied by the Post Office have had to be paid from charity funds. Therefore we respectfully ask that when sending items to us, it is confirmed before posting that the correct stamps have been affixed. Again, thank you to everyone who donates to our charity.
Write To The Greek Authorities
The Panhellenic Animal Welfare and Environmental Federation (PFPO) was established in December 2010 and is the largest animal welfare organisation in Greece.
It aims to protect and promote animal rights.
PFPO have notified one of the charities GCWS supports in Greece that the Greek Government is planning to amend existing animal welfare legislation to implement a number of provisions which have been banned since February 2012. The attached letter asks for your help by writing to various organisations to try and dissuade them from implementing these policies. It could also be an opportunity to try and influence the Greek authorities to implement positive changes to Greek Animal Welfare legislation.
To date, the Greek Government have not implemented policies to control the stray animal population in the country through stray neutering programmes. GCWS supports a number of charities working hard to control the numbers of stray cats in Greece. However, this issue can only be overcome if the Greek Government recognises the problem. This is an opportunity to encourage the Greek Government to identify and legislate a means to address the feral cat problems in Greece. Please write to the organisations listed in the letter to encourage them to set up programmes to neuter stray cats and to educate local communities about the benefits of neutering their pets.