Raising Money for Local Animals in Need
Fundraising events are a vital part of our efforts to raise the £1,000 per day it takes to pay for our work with local animals in need. If you would like to help with fundraising in any way, from donating a raffle or tombola prize or helping run a stall at an event, to organising an event or joining the fundraising committee, please contact Kate on 01449 614057 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local supporter, Iris Bloomfield will be holding a fundraising event for us.
We hope the good folk of Woodbridge and beyond can pop along as there will refreshments, a great raffle, bric-a-brac and more!
If you would like to donate items or find out more please ring Iris on 01394 387351.
We hope you can join us for our Fun Quiz Night in November.
Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start and tickets costs £8 per person which includes a jacket potato supper with a choice of fillings. As usual, we will sell a small selection of cold and hot drinks but please feel free to bring your own drinks and nibbles. Pre-booking only please so we have numbers in advance for catering.
There will be a raffle and prizes for the winning and losing teams. Teams of up to 6 people.
Please contact Kate on 01449 614057 or email@example.com
We hope to see you there!
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.
We are delighted to let you know that we have a second person running the Ipswich Half Marathon – Great East Run – for us on Sunday 16th September! If you can support Abby Wilson on her fundraising challenge please visit:
Abby will be helping us raise much needed funds for the Branch and in particular our new build project, Project Wilson, which you can find out more about on this site. Thank you Abby!
We are delighted to let you know that Tim Moll will be running The Great East Run in aid of our Branch of the RSPCA on 16th September. The Great East Run is a half marathon and this year returns to Ipswich, Suffolk! Tim’s wife Rebecca is our Clinic Manager, so he is aware of how much we rely on the support from local people. If you would like to sponsor Tim and his efforts in raising money for animals in need you can visit
The run starts at 10am in Russell Road, Ipswich. Why not go along and cheer the runners on?
Many thanks to the Mendlesham Internet Café who donated funds for us to buy a set of display boards. These will help us promote our animal welfare and education work.
Pictured are John Player who runs the café with Branch Hon Chairman, Jean Short.
We have had to move our Open Day and Fun Dog show to Sunday 23rd September.
Our annual Open Day and Fun Dog show at the Martlesham Animal Centre has been moved to Sunday 23rd September, so that we can use the parking at the Community Centre again this year. As always, the centrepiece will be our fun dog show, celebrating all things canine, with a host of stalls, tombola and raffle, candy floss, refreshments and a BBQ. You can also see how we’re getting along with Project Winston, our £420,000+ building project for 4 new kennels, a new isolation unit and support facilities, like a new cattery sluice room.
Gates open at 11:30am, with dog show registration starting at 12noon with judging from 1pm. Many thanks to Stradbrooke-based Skinner’s for donating bags of dog food for our prize bags.
To download a poster, click here.
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.
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 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.