04 April 2020
We REALLY NEED YOUR SUPPORT PLEASE Donate to our #GSPCACoronavirusCrisisAppeal
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)
Following the States of Guernsey announcement about the Coronavirus Pandemic many of our services, events, boarding, and income streams have stopped and we really need your help.
Although we remain committed to looking after all of the animals in our care and rescuing those in need, the restrictions and safety procedures we have in place are causing many challenges.
With running costs of £2,000 a day NEVER have we needed your support more than we do today.
To donate please visit - https://giving.gg/donate/event/5876/GSPCA-Coronavirus-Emergency-Appeal
Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “We are all experiencing incredible challenges at present and we cannot thank everyone enough for how the island is coming together to get through the Coronavirus Pandemic.”
“With all of the restrictions in place our major income from boarding, events and our charity shop has all but disappeared in the recent weeks and with running costs of £2000 a day to care for the 350+ animals at the GSPCA and run our animal ambulance 24/7 NEVER have we needed your support more.”
“Today we have launched our #GSPCACoronavirusCrisisAppeal and every penny donated will help make a real difference.”
“As we have heard many times together we are stronger and with your support we can get through this.”
“The team at the GSPCA work around the clock and last night we helped three orphaned baby rabbits Peter, Pierre and Pete and in the early hours our wardens were out rounding up stray horses which truly shows how we work around the clock to care for the animals of Guernsey.”
“We have used the wonderful Giving.gg as our fund raising platform with a very ambitious target of £100,000 and if we raise this it would be truly incredible.”
“We are reminding all to please stay at home and DO NOT come to the GSPCA but you call us on for any enquiries, help or even to donate over the phone, just call 257261.”
“This is an incredibly difficult time for us and we appreciate your ongoing support during the Coronavirus crisis.”
08 April 2020
GUERNSEY SAMARITANS APPEAL TO ISLANDERS FOR SUPPORT
Guernsey Samaritans LBG
Guernsey Samaritans is appealing for donations from local residents to help ensure its volunteers can continue to support people struggling to cope during this crucial time.
Following the States of Guernsey confirmation that Samaritans volunteers are critical to supporting vulnerable people, Guernsey Samaritans is making every effort to ensure that they are able to provide emotional support to anyone in crisis.
Volunteers that are able to carry out shifts at Guernsey branch are following strict guidelines on hygiene standards and social distancing. The situation will be continually monitored to ensure that volunteer safety is prioritised.
Branch Director at Guernsey Samaritans, Graham Hall said: “For almost 60 years, our branch has provided a listening ear to anyone who needs support, which has been possible through the public’s kind donations.”
“Now more than ever, we need the public’s continued support. Due to the cancellation of our upcoming fundraising events and the closure of Mostly Books who support us, along with other local charities, we are facing a significant loss of funding, so we are calling on Islanders to help us ensure that we continue to be here for anyone who needs support.”
A donation as little as £5.00 will help volunteers to answer a call for help from someone struggling to cope and be there when people need support the most.
To make a donation and find out other ways you can support Guernsey Samaritans please visit https://www.samaritans.org/branches/guernsey/ Those worried about their own mental health or someone else during the coronavirus outbreak can find some useful online resources and advice here on Samaritans website.
08 April 2020
Guernsey Disability Alliance
We All Matter, Eh? is partnering with a number of charities to offer over 65's and vulnerable islanders the opportunity to stay connected with family and friends by loan iPads and tablets (and wifi). please check out the details at https://matter.gg/guernsey-together/2020/04/03/stayconnected/