TigerTails Radio has a long history of doing charity work. Back in 2005 we did our very first gunging event, throwing 8 litres of BBC gunge over TK, Hedgie, Laz, and Bungle. In 2007 we added Jowgenetsu, Xell, Wolfpaw, Southpaw, Tryst, and Tungro to the list of victims, along with the four previous victims. In 2011 we gunged TK, Xavier, Werewolfe, Eeve3, Anthropuppy, Shougu, and Felis. All in all, we’ve raised over £1100 for charity with the events.
Since 2011, and the move to Studio C, we’ve not been able to hold another one due to lack of space. However, Season 10 Episode 32 saw Echo join our team. Echo has something that we don’t have. Space! Lots of it. So the long overdue 4th charity gunge-a-thon can take place. This year, however, we thought we’d mix it up a bit and raise money for a different charity. After some debating, the cast selected the Dogs Trust as their charity of choice.
Dogs Trust is a charity that takes in stray or unwanted dogs and helps them to find their forever homes and families. With 21 rehoming centres, they help more than 15,000 dogs a year, and will never put a healthy dog down. Formerly known as the National Canine Defence League, the Dogs Trust has been caring for dogs in need since 1891.
So what does the Dogs Trust do with the donations? £90 can pay for neutering of a dog, £40 pays for training classes, £33 covers weekly vet checks, £21 gets special puppy formula, while just £20 pays for vaccinations for the dogs. £18 pays for a cosy dog bed, and £12 can see a dog get microchipped. Even donations of just £1-5 can get lovely doggo treats – so there really is no amount too small to make a dog’s life better.
In return for your generous donation, the cast will be covered in disgusting multicoloured BBC grade slop. For every £20 added to the total, they add a bucket (so make sure you mention in the comments or Discord Chat who your money is going towards gunging). You can either add to the running total, or give a flat £20 to sponsor a bucket directly (and if you have a special message for your victim, say that in the comments too) – and yes, donations stack so £40 will get you 2 buckets thrown in your name.There will also be the delights of pies! Pies with very brief messages on them. Your message, should you be willing to part with a swift £5. You can select a member of the cast receive a shaving foam pie to the face at any point during the show, and your message will be written on the base of the pie (subject to decency). The £5 will also add to the running total, so just 4 pies (one for each cast member) will earn another bucket for whomever is up next. However, buying 4 pies will not be counted as sponsoring a bucket, so choose your punishment carefully.
As an added bonus, if the target is reached then one of the cast members (probably TK) will be gunged again in a special finalé event wearing a full-body lion costume – as everyone knows Dogs rule and Cats drool, and what better way of showing this than covering the king of the beasts in messy, humiliating gunge?
While the main event is coming up, we’ve opened donations NOW! So if you can’t make it on the night, you can still get your donation in and cause suffering to the cast while helping cute pups and dogs. All the money donated will go to the Dogs Trust* (TigerTails Radio has paid for all the gunge you’ll see) so there really is no reason not to part with some cash and help make the lives of dogs waiting for their forever home that bit more special.
Now for the important details:
You can donate by going to our JustGiving page and placing your donation there. JustGiving are the preferred donation platform for the Dogs Trust. Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity.
You can also donate by text in the UK by texting TTRG69 and either £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 to 70070. You’ll get a follow up message inviting you to enter details for Gift Aid if you’re eligible, plus a message. Or you can donate anonymously. Entirely up to you.
The legal bit:
Dogs Trust is a registered charity, Charity Registration No. 227523, Scotland SC037843.
The TigerTails Radio’s Dogs Trust Gunge-a-Thon is event CF-19702 maintained by supporter number 6985418.* While all of the money raised will go to the Dogs Trust, JustGiving do charge a small fee. This fee can be covered as an addition to your donation or taken from your donation amount. Donating by phone is handled by JustTextGiving from Vodafone.