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We are looking for a Shop Manager for our new Shop in Stowmarket!

We have an exciting opportunity to be part of the RSPCA Suffolk East & Ipswich Branch team. With the opening of our charity shop later this year in the Meadow Centre, Wilkes Way, Stowmarket, we are looking to recruit a suitably experienced Charity Shop Manager, who will use their retail skills and volunteer management experience to help us create a great shopping experience.

Please see the links for the Job Description and Person Specification.

In the first instance, please send a CV and covering letter to Mrs Kim Puttock, Branch Manager, RSPCA Animal Centre, Mill Lane, Martlesham, Suffolk, IP12 4PD.

Closing date for receipt of applications:  2nd July 2018 at midday

Interviews to be held on 12th and 13th July 2018

Fabulous final figure for feel-good Family Fun Day

Well the results are in and what a fabulous day we all had at our Family Fun Day. The sun shone, the crowds flocked and the total was awesome. We took £3638.50 on the day – an amazing 20% increase on last year’s total. Many thanks to everyone who came.

Congratulations to Zoe and the team for all their hard work, and a huge thank you to all our volunteers who assisted on the day. We certainly couldn’t do it without you.

Keep an eye out for more info on our next on-site event, our Open Day and Fun Dog Show on 2nd September.

Project Winston begins!

After years in the planning, Project Winston has started on site. The first works began on 29th May, after a quick photoshoot with staff, Trustees and volunteers from the Animal Centre and staff from the contractors, RG Carter. Jean Short (our Hon Chairman) and Paul Segger (General Works Manager, RG Carter) were wielding the spades, but Blue, a beautiful lurcher who is looking for his forever home, stole the show.

If you’d like more information on hosting a money-raising event or sponsoring the Project Winston build, please take a look at the Project Winston section here on our website or contact Kate Grimwood at kate.grimwood@rspca-ipswich.org.uk / 01449 614057.

Free animal welfare talks

If your group or organisation is looking for an interesting animal welfare talk, then look no further. Gill is our lovely volunteer speaker who can give an engaging talk on animal welfare and the work the Branch does for animals in our local area. The talk can be tailored to adult or child groups, on a class basis that is age appropriate or a full school assembly. The talks are free of charge, but of course we are always open to donations or monies raised via fundraising.

If you would like to book a talk, please email Gill at: education@rspca-ipswich.org.uk or call 01473 623280.

Many thanks to Girlguiding Suffolk

Many thanks to Girlguiding Suffolk for inviting us to their Spring into Suffolk event on 22nd April at the wonderful Easton Farm Park. This was the first Girlguiding Suffolk members day for all sections and we think over 1000 Rainbows, Brownies and Guides – along with their Leaders – turned out for a glorious day of activities, music and song. We raised £180.80 towards our Project Winston building campaign.

Project Winston – start date set!

Great news! Project Winston is due to start on site on 29th May, when the contractors, RG Carter, will set up the site for the first works to begin the following week. All being well, the whole project will be completed by 12 October 2018.

We have received £316,586 in donations and legacies towards the £420,000 total, and we’re aiming to fundraise £100,000 by holding collections at our events, running a “buy a brick” style sponsorship scheme and asking our supporters to organise fundraising events on our behalf.

If you’d like more information on hosting an event for us or sponsoring the Project Winston build, please contact Kate Grimwood at kate.grimwood@rspca-ipswich.org.uk or call 01449 614057.

The more money we raise externally, the more money is left in Branch funds for the future running of the Animal Centre and Welfare Clinic.

Dog Fosterers needed

We are introducing an exciting and rewarding scheme at the RSPCA Martlesham Centre; we need fosterers to help some of the dogs in our care. We are looking for understanding people who can provide a safe home and positive socialising and training. Check out more details in our Pets section of the website.

Happy Quizzers at Martlesham

Twenty one teams enjoyed our fun Quiz on Sat 7th April.  A lively and enjoyable evening and the baked potatoes seemed to go down well.

The winning team the “5o%ers” got 125 points out of a total of 138! Which is pretty impressive.

We are delighted to let you know that we raised £883 and would like to say a very BIG thank you to all who supported the event and donated raffle prizes.

We hope to have another quiz in the Autumn so keep an eye on our website and Facebook page.

Shout out for Tombola & Raffle Prizes!

Can you donate a raffle or tombola prize for one of our fantastic events planned in aid of animals in need in East Suffolk?

Do you have a family member, friend or colleague that may also be able to help?    We would love to hear from you.

Our raffle and tombola stalls are always great ways of fundraising.  Your kind donations can be taken to our Animal Centre or shops.

Or contact Kate on 01449 614057 or kate.grimwood@rspca-ipswich.org.uk.

Your help is so important to us.

RSPCA Fundraising and Awareness

We will be having a stall at the All about Dogs event at the Suffolk Show Ground on 1st and 2nd April and the Otley Big Day Out at Otley College on 20th May.  If you are heading to either of these events come and say hello and support us if you can! We look forward to seeing everyone there!