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24 May 2020
GSPCA Virtual Petshow
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)

We have launched our Virtual Petshow so we can celebrate animals in Guernsey and our pets past and present. Sadly due to the Corona virus the GSPCA has had to postpone it's biggest Seafront event and fundraiser of the year until 2021. Our Seafront Sunday, due to take place on Sunday May 31st is the biggest celebration of animals in Guernsey and raises much needed funds for the Shelter. This money is vital to enable us to continue with all of our essential work with companion animals and wildlife across the Islands. One of the biggest events on the day has always been our pet dog show and so we have decided to expand this event and enable us all to celebrate pets and wildlife during the Island lock down while helping us to raise money for the Charity at this very difficult time. Entries will be taken from Friday April 24th until May 24th. Judging will take place and winners will be announced on May 31st via our facebook page and website. Winners will receive a rosette, certificate and GSPCA t-shirt. Our class list: 1. Happiest pet(s) - lets see your pet at it's happiest; in the mud, eating dinner, making a mess! 2. Family selfie - as important members of the family, pets bring us so much joy. We'd love to see your family. 3. Animals in action - whatever your pet enjoys doing we'd love to see them; jumping, digging, running, flying, swimming 4. Sleeping pets - as we all try to relax and stay at home let's learn from the experts 5.Magazine cover model - photos that would make the front cover of a magazine; all of our pets are superstars. 6.Red carpet reptiles - let's not forget the reptiles in our lives 7.Pet most like it's owner - as we stay safe and spend more time at home maybe more of us are starting to resemble our pets ?? 8. Pets during lock down - how are you caring for and entertaining your pets while you are in lock down? 9. Wildlife in the home / garden - this can include any species; birds, spiders, snails, anything at all! 10. Gone but not forgotten - in memory of much loved but lost pets. The friends that have passed but never leave our hearts How to enter: You can enter as many categories as you like Minimum donation of £2 per photograph Please pay via paypal http://www.paypal.me/DonateGSPCA please reference your payment VPS and your name (cheques can also be made payable to 'GSPCA' and reference on the details on the back please) or or over the phone by calling 01481 257261 9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday or Sunday 11am to 4pm Email all entries to lorna@gspca.org.gg or post to GSPCA, Rue des Truchots, St Andrews, Guernsey GY6 8UD **PLEASE DO NOT DELIVER YOUR ENTRIES IN PERSON AS THIS IS NOT CLASSED AS AN ESSENTIAL JOURNEY** Email should include:- Entry photos Classes being entered Your name and your pets name (s) Proof of payment (if you paid over the phone the reception staff will pass on your details. More details available on our website: https://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/guernseys-biggest-virtual-petshow-launch-friday-24th-april-place-animal-welfare-seafront-sunday See less

24 May 2020
GSPCA Virtual Petshow
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)

We have launched our Virtual Petshow so we can celebrate animals in Guernsey and our pets past and present. Sadly due to the Corona virus the GSPCA has had to postpone it's biggest Seafront event and fundraiser of the year until 2021. Our Seafront Sunday, due to take place on Sunday May 31st is the biggest celebration of animals in Guernsey and raises much needed funds for the Shelter. This money is vital to enable us to continue with all of our essential work with companion animals and wildlife across the Islands. One of the biggest events on the day has always been our pet dog show and so we have decided to expand this event and enable us all to celebrate pets and wildlife during the Island lock down while helping us to raise money for the Charity at this very difficult time. Entries will be taken from Friday April 24th until May 24th. Judging will take place and winners will be announced on May 31st via our facebook page and website. Winners will receive a rosette, certificate and GSPCA t-shirt. Our class list: 1. Happiest pet(s) - lets see your pet at it's happiest; in the mud, eating dinner, making a mess! 2. Family selfie - as important members of the family, pets bring us so much joy. We'd love to see your family. 3. Animals in action - whatever your pet enjoys doing we'd love to see them; jumping, digging, running, flying, swimming 4. Sleeping pets - as we all try to relax and stay at home let's learn from the experts 5.Magazine cover model - photos that would make the front cover of a magazine; all of our pets are superstars. 6.Red carpet reptiles - let's not forget the reptiles in our lives 7.Pet most like it's owner - as we stay safe and spend more time at home maybe more of us are starting to resemble our pets ?? 8. Pets during lock down - how are you caring for and entertaining your pets while you are in lock down? 9. Wildlife in the home / garden - this can include any species; birds, spiders, snails, anything at all! 10. Gone but not forgotten - in memory of much loved but lost pets. The friends that have passed but never leave our hearts How to enter: You can enter as many categories as you like Minimum donation of £2 per photograph Please pay via paypal http://www.paypal.me/DonateGSPCA please reference your payment VPS and your name (cheques can also be made payable to 'GSPCA' and reference on the details on the back please) or or over the phone by calling 01481 257261 9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday or Sunday 11am to 4pm Email all entries to lorna@gspca.org.gg or post to GSPCA, Rue des Truchots, St Andrews, Guernsey GY6 8UD **PLEASE DO NOT DELIVER YOUR ENTRIES IN PERSON AS THIS IS NOT CLASSED AS AN ESSENTIAL JOURNEY** Email should include:- Entry photos Classes being entered Your name and your pets name (s) Proof of payment (if you paid over the phone the reception staff will pass on your details. More details available on our website: https://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/guernseys-biggest-virtual-petshow-launch-friday-24th-april-place-animal-welfare-seafront-sunday See less

25 May 2020
Giant Plant Sale, Bank Holiday Monday
Plant Heritage Guernsey

10:00am - 12noon Sausmarez Manor One of the most important events in the Guernsey gardening year. Bedding plants to instant pots of colour, specials, perennials, vegetables, herbs, Raymond Evison Clematis and much more.

31 May 2020
POSTPONED Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)

The 2020 Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday will be the ninth and takes place on Sunday 31st May. On the 31st May 2020 10am to 4pm the GSPCA will be organising a day to celebrate the animals in Guernsey and all the wonderful work that is done to care for them. We are extremely grateful to all those that made last 7 years such great days and we are hoping this years will be bigger and better. There will be stalls and fun for all the family - all with an animal theme. Fancy dress to mascot 5-a-side football, children's games to lots of food, a fun dog show to an animal less animal show, arts and crafts to charity stalls, some of the GSPCA animals looking for homes, entertainment and so much more........ This years Giant Animal Mascot event is a 5-a-side football match and can be entered as an individual or enter in the team event. All proceeds for this years race will help animals in Guernsey at the GSPCA so you can help support a great local charity, whilst having a lot of fun. Chose your Giant Animal Mascot Suit on the day or bring your own, details and sign up below...... There are lots of people that we would like to thank for their help and support to make this an amazing day out for all the family and listed below are just a few of them. The day starts from 10am and will take place along the Sea Front in St Peter Port and there are a variety of events and activities through the day. To go to the events facebook page or twitter link please click on the logo below https://www.facebook.com/events/558066154774739/ https://twitter.com/GSPCA https://twitter.com/Seafront_Sunday Would like a pitch for our Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday on the 31st May or the Kindness Seafront Sunday on the 12th July 2020? We are looking for charities to run stalls representing their organisation showing their involvement with animals or with an animal theme. Also businesses that feel they play a valuable part in animal welfare such as vets. If you have an art and crafts business you are also welcome. As well this year we are helping with a new Kindness Seafront Sunday on the 12th July and to book for either or both events please send the form below to us to confirm your place. To download a pitch application form please click here http://www.gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/SFS%20Pitch%20application%202020_1.pdf To download a poster to help us advertise our Seafront Sunday please click here http://www.gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/Seafront%20Sunday%20Poster%202020.pdf Would you like to help sponsor the day? We are looking for individuals or businesses that would like to help sponsor the day please contact Steve Byrne on stevejbyrne@gspca.org.gg or call 01481 257261 for more details. Fun Dog Show There will be a dog show starting at 12pm with registration from 11am. This is a fun dog show and is open to any breed of dog. • Best Male Puppy (2yrs and under) • Best Female Puppy (2yrs and under) • Best Rescue • Happiest pet • Prettiest Bitch • Most Handsome Dog • Best Trick • Golden Oldies (7yrs +) • Best in Show (previous class winners) Entries are £1 a class. Please enter your dog on the day. Childrens Animal Fancy Dress Competition Again there will be holding a childrens animal themed fancy dress competition at the Islandmums stall on the Crown Pier at 145pm but for a free prize bring your child along to them through the day for a free gift. Giant Animal Mascot 5-a-side football event Once again we will be holding a Giant Animal Mascot event but this year there are a big twist. This is open to mascots and individuals prepared to dress as an animal and play a fun football game with a rather over sized ball. We are asking businesses, pubs, individuals or anyone as a team of 5 or an individual and we can make extra teams on the day. Don't worry about what to wear we will provide the Giant Animal Mascot suit and have over 70 available. To join in the our giant animal 5-a-side football game in Guernsey we are asking you to raise funds for the Shelter, ideally a minimum of £22 per person or £100 for a team of 5. All the money raised will go towards helping animals in Guernsey. For businesses wanting to join in we will feature in our next newsletter, on our website and you can put a banner up on the day. We are welcoming children to dress up in their own suits and also have a game through the day for a donation. To download a 5-a-side Mascot Team or Individual application form please click here http://www.gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/SEAFRONT%20SUNDAY%20MASCOT%205%20A%20SIDE%20APPLICATION%202020_0.pdf To download a 5-a-side Mascot Team or Individual Sponsor Form please click here http://www.gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/Animal%20Mascot%205%20a%20side%20Seafront%20Sunday%20Sponsor%20ship%20form%202020.pdf To register and further details please emailstevejbyrne@gspca.org.gg Corporate sponsors and businesses get to choose their suits or if they wish to provide their own it must be an animal and we still require the application form completed with the minimum sponsorship. There are lots of events happening during the Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday from a fun dog show, arts and crafts stalls, live music kids games, food stalls and much more This is the ninth year the event has taken place and in previous years we have seen Bernard, Daniel the Island FM Donkey and Roary the GFC Lion and over 90 other competitors. Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "With our big day on the 31st May we are asking for teams or individuals to sign up to dress as a giant animal or character to play a fun 5-a-side football game." "All the funds raised will help animals in Guernsey." "It's not a normal game as there are lots of surprises." "All we ask is a minimum donation of £22 per player or £100 a team of 5, we provide the costume and the fun starts at 2pm on the 31st May." "Game lengths will depend on numbers and our very own Bernard the GSPCA dog will be in goal for any penalty shoot outs." "Please do get in touch for more information or check out the details online." For any questions please call 01481 257261 or contact stevejbyrne@gspca.org.gg or lorna@gspca.org.gg Volunteer If you, your group, business or school would like to volunteer and help on the day please email stevejbyrne@gspca.org.gg If you are wanting to get involved, take part or know more then please contact GSPCA Manager Steve Byrne 01481 257261 or email stevejbyrne@gspca.org.gg Keep an eye on this page as we update it with more information. Help us help animals this decade. From donating to Sponsoring a Pen, Buying a Brick for the much needed Wildlife Hospital to our Amazon and main page Wish List, holding a mufti day to a sponsored Christmas dip, here are some of the ways you could help give animals joy this year. • Between the 10th February and the 16th February join the GSPCA Purple Week and help celebrate 147 years and here is a link to lots of ideas to get involved - https://www.gspca.org.gg/page/gspca-purple-week • To donate to the animals in our care another via our paypal page - www.paypal.me/DonateGSPCA • To see some of our wishes and plans to help wildlife please visit - http://www.gspca.org.gg/about/our-plans-wish-list • Buy a Brick in the new much needed Wildlife Hospital we are raising funds for - http://www.gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/Buy%20a%20Brick%20Wildlife%20Hospital.pdf • Other ways to support the Wildlife Hospital - http://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/gspca-launch-buy-brick-proposed-new-wildlife-hospital • To become an Angel Pen Pal Sponsor and support the wildlife each month please visit - http://www.gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/Angel%20sponsor%20form%20special%202018%20new.pdf • To download a Corporate Angel Pen Pal form for your business to sponsor a wildlife area each year please click here http://www.gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/Corporate%20Angel%20Pen%20Pal%20sponsor%20formnew.pdf • To visit our Amazon Wish list to see some of the items we need to help the wildlife please visit - https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/25MJPPDAGXHL1?type=WishList • Help buy new much needed intensive care units by visiting https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/gspcaintensivecare or to buy one directly please visit https://brinsea.co.uk/small-animal-care/tlc-intensive-care-incubators/tlc-30-advance/ • You can donate via our giving.gg page or create your own sponsored event or challenge - https://giving.gg/donate/charity/2/Guernsey-Society-for-the-Prevention-of-Cruelty-to-Animals-(GSPCA) • To donate to Andy the seal pup please visit - https://giving.gg/donate/event/4617/Help-the-seal-fpups-at-the-GSPCA or www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jerseyandguernseysealpups For lots more ideas on how you can support the shelter and the animals in our care then please visit our fundraising page www.gspca.org.gg/fundraising To see a list of our volunteer induction evenings which we hold each month and for more information please visit http://gspca.org.gg/about/volunteers or call 257261 To find out more on trips, talks and our education work please email education@gspca.org.gg or call 01481 257261 http://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/animal-welfare-seafront-sunday-set-31st-may-2020

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10 June 2020
EVENT CANCELLED - Guernsey Sands June Community Meet
SANDS Guernsey

**In light of circumstance out of our control, we have decided to cancel our June Community Meet. We will keep you updated on whether our July event is going ahead nearer the time. Our befrienders can still be contacted on guernseydsandsbefrienders@gmail.com. Thank you for your understanding.** Guernsey Sands (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society) has a local support group who can offer emotional support and practical help if your baby has died during late pregnancy, at birth or shortly afterwards. Our friendly and relaxed monthly community meets are an opportunity for bereaved parents, relatives and close friends to meet with others who have been through a similar experience. We aim to meet every month from 7.30pm-9.30pm. You are more than welcome to turn up on the day but if you wish, you can confirm your attendance by phone or email. Our next meet is on Wednesday 10 June at St Stephen's Community Centre Meeting Room. m: 07781 103435 e: guernseysands@gmail.com

27 June 2020
Government House Charities Fete
Plant Heritage Guernsey

2:00pm - 4:30pm Government House Free entrance Plant Heritage Guernsey plant stall for summer colour in your garden

30 June 2020
#PetorateToCelebrate to support the GSPCA, the ADCH and animal rescues across the British Isles and Ireland this June
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)

This June animal rescues are asking to you to ‘Petorate’ your garden, front window or car with cuddly toys, animal scarecrows, pet pictures or even your animal ornaments to show your support to the many animal charities battling through the Covid-19 pandemic we all face. With many of us at home we all need to bring some fun to our community and brighten each others day. Decorating your home, garden or car with toy animals, pictures or ornaments is a fantastic way to show your support to animals in need and bring a smile to passers by. The GSPCA who is a member of the Association of Dogs and Cats Homes (ADCH) and animal rescues across the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey really need your support as each struggles through the coronavirus crisis to raise funds and care for tens thousands of animals. The ADCH is a membership organisation made up of 150 charities across these jurisdictions and with a further 1,050 animal charities the ADCH Coronavirus Emergency Appeal has been launched to help those charities in most need. While you #PetorateToCelebrate you can support these amazing organisations working 24/7 to help animals in your community. You can really help make a huge difference to those most in need by promoting or donating to the ADCH Coronavirus Emergency Appeal https://www.adch.org.uk/donate/ or by supporting your local animal charity. Your local ADCH member in Guernsey is the GSPCA and we have our #GSPCACoronavirusCrisisAppeal which you can donate online by visiting – https://giving.gg/donate/event/5876/GSPCA-Coronavirus-Emergency-Appeal or check out their website for many other amazing ways to support their vital work – www.gspca.org.gg When you have your #PetorateToCelebrate display up we really want to see your pictures ideally with the hashtag #PetoratetoCelebrate The GSPCA has a facebook page set up to see your pictures of your display or you can email them to stevejbyrne@gspca.org.gg and from these we will chose a local winner which will be sent on to the ADCH to chose a overall winner from across the British Isles and Ireland. To enter your pictures you can visit the GSPCA facebook page by going to -https://www.facebook.com/events/270979834048901 Or email to – stevejbyrne@gspca.org.gg Steve Byrne ADCH Trustee & GSPCA Manager said “Can you help us #PetorateToCelebrate this June.” “With animal charity staff and volunteers working around the clock across the country caring for tens of thousands of animals they really need your support and this is a fun way to show how much you care for animals in rescue.” “The ADCH have launched the ADCH Coronavirus Emergency Appeal to help those charities in most need and we welcome all donations to this urgent appeal but equally we really want you to support our #GSPCACoronavirusCrisAppeal here in Guernsey.” “We would really love to see displays across the British Isles and Ireland highlighting the work of animal rescue and that animal charities need support during these difficult days.” Lorna Chadwick GSPCA Animal Welfare Manager and ADCH said “This June we really want Guernsey to #PetorateToCelebrate animals in Guernsey.” “We all need a bit of fun brought to the windows and gardens of our homes as we move through the phases of lockdown and we really want you to decorate your windows and gardens with your toy animals, animal ornaments or drawings to promote the work of the GSPCA and other animal charities that are working 24/7 helping those in need.” “With fund raisers cancelled, shops closed and so few animals boarding, raising the £2000 a day to run the GSPCA has become a huge challenge during these difficult days.” “#PetorateToCelebrate is a great way for those that love animals so much to promote the work of the GSPCA and other animal charities across the British Isles and show your support from your own home.” Steve continued “When you have your garden, window or car decorated we want to see you pictures on our GSPCA facebook page to enter our #PetoratetoCelebrate competition.” “The best of these we will send to the ADCH to chose a National winner.” “#PetorateToCelebrate is all about raising awareness of animal charities in need, having some fun and spreading the important message that animal charities are in desperate need of your support.” “We really need your support in Guernsey with our #GSPCACoronavirusCrisisAppeal and nationally the ADCH Coronaviurs Crisis Appeal is helping animal charities that are in most need.” “During a time while nearly every animal rescue has its doors closed to the public due to Covid-19 restrictions this is a great way to show your support to animals in rescue and you could not only help animals in our care you will be helping save animal rescues in need.” “The idea has been shared with members across the ADCH and many are excited to get involved so we are hoping thousands of homes will get involved, have some fun and show support to the many animal charities working 24/7.” “Whether your display is up for a few hours or the whole of June we really hope you will help us to Petorate to Celebrate.” “To find out other ways you can help us here at the GSPCA please visit our website www.gspca.org.gg or call us on 01481 257261.” Beckie Bailey GSPCA Animal Care Assistant “We are really excited to be getting involved with #PetorateToDecorate at the Shelter and in our own homes and we are really looking forward to seeing everyone’s displays.” “It doesn’t cost you anything to get involved but all donations are really appreciated to our appeal to help all of the animals we help at the GSPCA.” Ideas for #PetorateToDecorate – Fill your living room window with animal teddies Make a display of animal scarecrows in your front garden Draw a picture of your pets and write #PetoratetoCelebrate to promote our campaign Pop your favourite teddy bear in your car window with a sign #PetoratetoCelebrate Place your animal ornaments in a fun display in your front window Chalk draw in the front of your house a lovely animal display with #PetoratetoCelebrate For those wanting to go the full mile paint an animal display on the side of your house and write a message of support to your local charity or the ADCH Coronavirus Emergency Appeal To find out more on the ADCH please visit - https://www.adch.org.uk/ From all the animal charities across the British Isles we thank you for your support and really hope you’d like to support us with #PetorateToCelebrate this June as it will not only help save animals it will help save animal rescues in need. This is a fun event to help animal charities and we ask that only toys, drawings, ornaments and inanimate objects are used and that no live animals are part of any display. From all the animal charities we cannot thank you enough for your support. http://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/petoratetocelebrate-support-gspca-adch-and-animal-rescues-across-british-isles-and-ireland-june