At Battersea, we make sure every penny raised goes towards creating a better future for dogs and cats.
Our Wonderful Supporters Raised
For us in 2020
Income and Expenditure
Our wonderful supporters raised over £52m for us in 2020. For every pound we spent on fundraising last year, we turned it into £3.17 to ensure we can continue to be here for every dog and cat, and we’re constantly striving to increase that figure.
Every penny raised for Battersea goes a long way towards helping our dogs and cats, and many thousands more beyond our gates.
A legacy of love for dogs and cats
Jenny Rodley (pictured with her mum in the 1940s) had a lifelong love for dogs and cats.
A gift of any size to Battersea makes a big difference, but in November 2020 we were notified of an incredible legacy left by one very special supporter.
The daughter of a much-decorated World War Two RAF pilot, Wing Commander Rodley, Jenny Rodley had a love of dogs from a young age, thanks to her family owning Scottish Terriers and Shnauzers. Donating to Battersea throughout her lifetime, Jenny not only had a longstanding passion for animals but a great love of the arts — from Shakespeare to Bruce Springsteen.
During his career as a commercial airline pilot in the 1960s, Jenny’s father amassed some very special souvenirs including a flight menu signed by The Beatles. Along with his impressive decoration of war medals, Wing Commander Rodley auctioned off his collection in later life and subsequently passed his estate onto Jenny, who had settled in Guildford.
Sadly, Jenny passed away in 2020, and we were blown away to find out she had left an extraordinary gift of almost £2.8 million to the dogs and cats at Battersea. We’re always inspired by our kind supporters who leave a gift to Battersea in their Will, no matter how big or small it may be, as their commitment and generosity helps ensure we can continue to be here for animals that need us for many more years to come.