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15 January 2020
New Year New Goals – Volunteering for the GSPCA in 2020 first Induction Wednesday 15th January 2020 630pm
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)

With 2020 well underway you might be thinking of getting involved with something new. Throughout 2020 we have Volunteer Inductions planned for those interested in helping with our wide and diverse work. The first of these takes place on Wednesday 15th January 2020 at 6.30pm and all are welcome. Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “What another amazing year 2019 was with our hundreds of volunteers helping us in so many ways.” “We often see 100-120 volunteers helping every week and with well over 800 volunteers helping each year we cannot thank all of those so much for all they do to help animals and the work of the GSPCA.” “We love to meet new volunteers and our first volunteer induction of 2020 is on Wednesday 15th January at 6.30pm.” “You can come along no matter your age or interest and you can find out how you can get involved and help support and be involved with the work of the GSPCA.” “We have inductions planned every month through 2020 and we also love to hear from businesses and groups that would like to help.” To see our volunteer page please visit - http://www.gspca.org.gg/about/volunteers To see about our group days and how our work place could help the GSPCA please visit – http://www.gspca.org.gg/about/corporate-and-group-days And more on Corporate Support - http://www.gspca.org.gg/about/how-your-business-can-help-gspca-corporate-sponsorship You need to be at least 13 years old to help at the Shelter. If you are younger then you could still help. If you talk to your parents or guardians they may help you with fund raising for the Animal Shelter. To get started in Volunteering at the GSPCA we hold Induction Evenings and in the Summer Afternoons and no matter your age there is always a way you can help. If you are looking to complete your work experience, Duke of Edinburgh or similar placement it is a requirement to attend one of these sessions to arrange a start date and complete the induction. We are especially looking for volunteers to help with our grounds and conservation work, driving our ambulance on the weekends and to help in our charity shop. The Volunteer Induction Evenings planned for 2020 will take place on the following days and times in the Event and Training Room at the GSPCA, but please do call 257261 closer to the date to confirm it is taking place. Inductions take about 90 minutes to 2 hours depending on numbers. When you arrive to attend please follow the paw prints at the front of reception which will take you to the upper floor where the sessions are held. It is ramped access and any questions please do not hesitate to ask. Thursday 12th December 2019 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm Wednesday 15th January 2020 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm Wednesday 12th February 2020 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm Thursday 12th March 2020 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm Monday 20th April 2020 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm Thursday 14th May 2020 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm Tuesday 23rd June 2020 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm Wednesday 15th July 2020 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm Monday 18th July 2020 Volunteer Induction Afternoon Starts 2pm until approximately 345pm Monday 10th August 2020 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm Wednesday 9th September 2020 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm Wednesday 14th October 2020 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm Tuesday 17th November 2020 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm Wednesday 9th December 2020 Volunteer Induction Evening Starts 630pm until approximately 815pm http://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/new-year-new-goals-%E2%80%93-volunteering-gspca-2020-first-induction-wednesday-15th-january-2020-630pm

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12 February 2020
Volunteer Induction Evening tonight at 630pm #GSPCAPurpleWeek
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)

This week we celebrate 147 years of volunteers helping animals in Guernsey with our #GSPCAPurpleWeek and this evening we hold our second volunteer induction evening at 630pm. This week 147 years ago a group of volunteers came together to create the GSPCA and all these years later we continue to help the animals of the Bailiwick. Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “This evening we hold our second volunteer induction of 2020 and it starts at 630pm.” “All are welcome but to help with the animals on site you must be 13 or over, for those younger they can help at our events.” “We are very blessed with so many volunteers from those that help every week to those that help once a year.” “We have been celebrating #GSPCAPurpleWeek and we cannot thank our volunteers enough for all that they do.” “24/7 volunteers help us around the clock from fund raising to covering the GSPCA animal ambulance.” “With hundreds of animals in our care and thousands through the doors every year there is always plenty to do in our 16 buildings at the Animal Shelter and out in the community.” “If you are interested in volunteering pleas pop along to the Shelter tonight at 630pm and to see more details and upcoming dates please visit http://www.gspca.org.gg/about/volunteers or call us on 01481 257261.” “To find out about our #GSPCAPurpleWeek please visit http://www.gspca.org.gg/page/gspca-purple-week .” http://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/volunteer-induction-evening-tonight-630pm-gspcapurpleweek

14 February 2020
Celebrate And Join In With GSPCA Purple Week between 10th and 16th February 2020 helping animals in Guernsey
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)

The GSPCA was founded in 1873 and to help celebrate 147 years caring for animals in Guernsey we are asking for your help. There are many ways you, your school, group, work place, business can help celebrate. The GSPCA week starts 10th February and celebrations will carry on until the 16th with our anniversary being Valentines Day the 14th February. To download a poster to help promote GSPCA Purple Week please click here https://www.gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/GSPCA%20Purple%20Week%202020%20147%20years.pdf Ideas to get involved....... Why not wear purple for the day? The GSPCA logo is purple and we are encouraging people to wear purple for a day or more during this week from purple ties to GSPCA wrist bands, pin badges, or maybe you have a better idea? A Mufti or Dress Down Day is a great and fun way to raise funds to help animals in Guernsey and celebrate our 147th anniversary. How about a 'Take Your Dog to Work Day' although normally this is celebrated in the summer why not hold a day at your work place early. Maybe you would like a tombola set for your work place? We can arrange a ticketed tombola with prizes to help raise funds for the animals in our care. Dress as an animal for the day? Its fun and a great way to celebrate the fact that the GSPCA help 1000's of animals and birds every year. FACT - Did you know the Shelter has cared for two lion cubs and two monkeys in the last few years and currently has a seal pup on site? A sponsored event? From a sponsored silence to a wax, stop smoking to a dog walk there are many ways you can raise funds to help animals in Guernsey. To download a sponsor form please click here https://www.gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/GSPCA%20Purple%20Week%202020%20147%20years.pdf To set up a sponsorship page on Just Giving to do some fund raising for our work and animals in our care please visit - https://www.justgiving.com/gspca or a giving.gg page please visit - https://giving.gg/donate/charity/0/Select-Guernsey-charity-for-direct-donation FACT - Did you know the GSPCA often has 500+ animals in their care at any one time and over 3000 through the doors every year? Could you sell goods for the GSPCA? The GSPCA has a number of new GSPCA goods on sale including pens, pin badges, wrist bands, car stickers and small toy dogs which we can provide in a counter box to help raise funds for the Animal Shelter. To apply for these or the other items please download a form on this link https://www.gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/147th%20items%20request%20form.pdf or email stevejbyrne@gspca.org.gg FACT - Did you know that in 1919 the first home for stray dogs and cats was at 11 St John Street, St Peter Port. 5/- (five shillings) a week was paid to the tenant for housing the kennels and looking after the animals? A collection box / wishing well? The GSPCA are always looking for businesses and places to locate collection boxes around the Island. By clicking the above link or emailing stevejbyrne@gspca.org.gg you can apply for one to help raise funds for the GSPCA. Also if you have a bigger premises maybe you could accommodate one of our GSPCA Wishing Wells. The first of these can be seen at the Shelter which are made on site and are a fantastic way to highlight the need of raising funds for the GSPCA and that your business supports our work caring for animals in Guernsey. FACT - Did you know in October 1929 the GSPCA purchased its present site at Les Fiers Moutons, St Andrews. The house, outbuildings and ¾ vergee of land were bought freehold for £400.00 plus a further 2 vergees of land for £120.00 and an extra £5.00 included the spring and well? There are many ways you can join the GSPCA Purple Week - Celebrating 147 years Caring for Animals in Guernsey between Monday 10th February and Sunday 16th February. We have a number of events taking place during the GSPCA Purple Week. Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "In 2020 the GSPCA will have been helping animals in Guernsey for 147 years and we also celebrate 91 years at our site in St Andrews and we are asking animal lovers to help join in and celebrate with us." "It costs over £700,000 a year to help care for the 1000's of animals and birds we have through our doors, provide the 24 hour 7 day a week emergency service for animals, the welfare work, dog training, education and more and we are appealing for people, schools and businesses to get involved to celebrate the wonderful work we have done and have to do for the future." "With rising costs and the need to build a new Wildlife Hospital we hope that Guernsey will wear purple for animals and join in our birthday fun in February." "Our New Build project currently is to build a New Wildlife Hospital and if you or your business would like to join our Build Partner scheme or Buy a Brick please give us a call on 257261 or email us at the GSPCA." To register your event or involvement please email stevejbyrne@gspca.org.gg or call 01481 257261 Here a few links with ideas to help the animals in our care and wishes we are trying to raise funds for so please do get involved with GSPCA Purple Week and help us help those in need - 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 Andrew the seal pup please visit - www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jerseyandguernseysealpups To visit the Just Giving page raising funds for life saving Intensive Care Units please visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/gspcaintensivecare or to buy one directly for the Shelter please visit https://brinsea.co.uk/small-animal-care/tlc-intensive-care-incubators/tlc-30-advance/ To become an Angel Pen Pal Sponsor 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 please click here http://www.gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/Corporate%20Angel%20Pen%20Pal%20sponsor%20formnew.pdf To Buy a Brick in the new Wildlife Hospital and download a leaflet please click here - http://www.gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/Buy%20a%20Brick%20Wildlife%20Hospital.pdf To donate to the animals in our care another way is our paypal page - www.paypal.me/DonateGSPCA If you would like to help at one of our upcoming events please give Michelle a call on 257261 or email fundraising@gspca.org.gg To see some of the animals looking for homes at the GSPCA please visit – http://www.gspca.org.gg/animals Another way to support us is our on site Charity Shop and refreshment area and to find out more please visit - http://www.gspca.org.gg/page/gspca-onsite-charity-shop If your group or business would like to find out about spending a day at the Shelter please go to - http://www.gspca.org.gg/about/corporate-and-group-days For other ways your business can help us here at the GSPCA please go to - http://www.gspca.org.gg/about/how-your-business-can-help-gspca-corporate-sponsorship On Wednesday 12th February we have a volunteer induction evening and for more information and additional induction dates please visit http://gspca.org.gg/about/volunteers or call 257261 To see our Wish List on our website please visit - http://www.gspca.org.gg/about/our-plans-wish-list To learn about the ‘Buy a Brick’ in the new Wildlife Hospital and find out more please click here - http://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/gspca-launch-buy-brick-proposed-new-wildlife-hospital To learn more about our biggest project, become an Exclusive Build Partner and support our Wildlife Hospital please visit http://www.gspca.org.gg/page/gspca-exclusive-build-partner To visit our Amazon Wish list please visit - https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/25MJPPDAGXHL1?type=WishList 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 If you think the team or an individual goes over and above some international awards open for nominations currently are – The ADCH & Petplan Awards - https://www.petplan.co.uk/about-petplan/charities/ To find out more on trips, talks and our education work please email education@gspca.org.gg or call 01481 257261 https://www.gspca.org.gg/page/gspca-purple-week

22 February 2020
Animal Antics Event with the GSPCA at Beau Cinema and showing of Secret Life of Pets 2
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)

Join us at Beau Sejour on Saturday 22nd February for our Animal Antics Event and showing of Secret Life of Pets 2 From 1.30pm - Meet the adorable animals from the GSPCA, Guernsey SPCA in the Animal Zone and get some top tips on how to care for your pets. From 2.30pm - Watch The Secret Life Of Pets 2 in Beau Cinema All event tickets £5 (includes donation to the GSPCA). Book tickets online at: www.guernseytickets.gg/#487 Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “We are very excited to be teaming up again with Beau Cinema on Saturday 22nd February for the Animal Antic event and showing of Secret Life of Pets 2.” “We will be in the foyer with animals from the GSPCA and lots of games and toys to raise funds for the many pets and animals in our care.” “There are many events upcoming and ways to support us which you can see by visiting https://www.gspca.org.gg/fundraising and we look forward seeing a full house for this fantastic film showing and event on the 22nd February.” “To find out more and visit the facebook event page please check out https://www.facebook.com/events/3427856650620074/ .” http://www.gspca.org.gg/blog/animal-antics-event-gspca-beau-cinema-and-showing-secret-life-pets-2

29 February 2020
GVS Soup Lunch with Speaker
Guernsey Voluntary Service

POSTPONED FROM FEBRUARY - NOW AT A LATER DATE Soup Lunch at Jubilee Day Centre at 12 for 12.30pm. Guest Speaker is James Meller from Rocquettes Cider. tel 247518 for further details nearer the date.