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Abby Wilson and The Great East Run!

Abby Wilson took on the Ipswich Half Marathon – Great East Run – for us on Sunday 16th September and conquered it!   Sincere thanks to Abbey for her hard work and support and to everyone who has donated.  Abbey has raised an amazing £431 (incl. Gift Aid).   You can still support Abby’s brilliant achievement and the work of our Branch by going to:-

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=AbbyWilson5&pageUrl=1

 

Autumn Fair / Shop Early for Christmas event

Start getting in the Christmas spirit with our fabulous Autumn Fair / Shop Early for Christmas event on Saturday 3rd November at Holbrook Village Hall, Holbrook (10am to 2pm). Entry is free.

In addition to our usual suspects – raffle, tombola, bric-a-brac and new goods including Christmas cards, diaries and calendars, we have a great range of brilliant craft and food stalls. These include organic dog treats, Animals Asia raffle, delicious homemade jams and chutneys, and Christmas wares including elegant felted gifts and carved wooden items, glass ornaments and suncatchers, jewellery and fabric items (like bunting & aprons) and wooden reindeer. Plus hot and cold refreshments.

Help support our local animal welfare work as well as beginning the run-up to the festive season.

To download a poster, click here.

Open Day cancelled

We have had to take the difficult decision to cancel our Open Day & Fun Dog show, due to take place this Sunday (23rd Sept)

We were hoping the weather forecast would improve, but with high winds and heavy rain predicted, it would be too unsafe to go ahead.

It’s a huge disappointment, as we were hoping to raise a lot of money for our Animal Centre and to show off the new Project Winston paw plaques. However, we hope to see you all at our Autumn Fair / Shop Early for Christmas event on Saturday 3rd November at Holbrook Village Hall. Keep an eye on this website and our Facebook page for further information.

 

Result! Latest totals are in

Here are some results from our lovely volunteers taking the RSPCA stall to various fundraising events around the area.

We’ll kick things off with a completely new event – the Fun Dog Show at Castle Hill Park on 9th June. With a lovely atmosphere and even lovelier dogs, we raised a magnificent £115.

Whitworth Vets Fairy Tale themed Open Day and Fun Dog show on 8 July was, as always, a lively event and raised £86.75. Many thanks to Jean, Sue and Bekkie for running the stall and a huge thank you to Whitworth vets for inviting us and donating a share the takings from the gate, raffle and refreshments to our rebuild campaign, Project Winston.

On the same day, Stephen and Mary took a selection from the main stall to the Woodbridge Royal British Legion Centenary Commemoration of the Ending of WW1 and raised £34. Full marks to the band, standard bearers, performers and cadets for holding it all together on such a scorching day.

Martlesham Fete on 14 July raised an excellent £122.90. Many thanks to the organisers for putting on such an entertaining, friendly and well supported event and it was lovely to meet several dogs who had been adopted from the MAC.

The following day saw the stall at a new event for us, Old Newton Village Fayre. We raised £55.60 which wasn’t bad considering how hot it was and that we were in competition with the tennis and some football competition final. Many thanks to Becky for her help on the day.

All the monies raised go directly to helping animals in our local area.

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.

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.

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.