A new crowdfunding campaign on local platform Zaar looks to raise funds for CLAWS with an exciting community charity event.
The event will welcome participants throughout a three-day kayaking journey around Malta and Gozo, raising money to support cats and kittens on the islands.
The recently launched Zaar campaign hopes to crowdfund to cover the costs of the kayaking event, including materials, supplies, campaigns and support boats. Meanwhile, it boosts both awareness and funds for CLAWS (Cat Lovers Adoptions, Welfare and Support), a voluntary organisation that aims to reduce the number of stray and homeless cats and kittens in Malta.
“With your donations and support, we will raise awareness together and take care of these animals,” says event organiser, Mark Mallia. “CLAWS rescues, fosters, medicates, rehabilitates and rehomes hundreds of cats and kittens each year. Through this kayaking journey, we want to collect money that will support their efforts to help animals in need. Are you ready to be a part of this generous adventure around Malta and Gozo?”
The journey will cover over 100km around the Maltese Islands, with kayakers able to join at various stages throughout the weekend to take on smaller and more manageable distances, with camping stops in between. Starting from Marsaxlokk, the kayakers will paddle to Dwejra in Gozo before camping for the night. The following morning sees the route continue around Gozo and back to Malta, camping overnight again in Mellieħa. The kayaking adventure will end with a paddle back to Marsaxlokk.
With a €5,000 goal, funds raised through donations to the Zaar campaign will ensure that participants stay safe, with medical care provided via a support boat; water and snacks provided as well as an evening meal and breakfast; access to spare paddles in case of breakages; and a security officer to guard the kayaks and campsites at night.
While raising funds for such a worthy cause, contributors who donate €100 or more to the crowdfunding campaign on Zaar can also expect a mention in the event’s online content and on social media platforms. Corporate sponsorship options are available.
Donate to the ‘Kayaking Around Malta for Charity’ campaign today at zaar.com.mt. Dates for the kayaking community event for CLAWS will be announced soon.