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 email@example.com.
The Mariners Public House are having a Quiz night for us on Tuesday 11th September. Please come along from about 6.30pm and the Quiz will start at 7pm. It’s always jolly good fun and not at all competitive. We have some interesting raffle prizes so come and join us for a great night out.
For more information please call Cathie, Jo and the Felixstowe Charity Shop Team on 01394 275350.
All are welcome at our annual Open Day & Fun Dog Show at the RSPCA Animal Centre, Mill Lane, Martlesham, IP12 4PD. The date is Sunday 23rd September, slightly later in the month than in previous years.
In addition to the Fun Dog Show, there will be a BBQ, refreshments, raffle, tombola, hoop-la, bric-a-brac, candy floss, doggy treats and various other stalls. See how far we’ve come with Project Winston, our £420,000+ build of six new kennels and support facilities. Plus the opportunity to see some of our animals who are looking for loving new homes.
Entry to the event is £1 for adults, 50p for children. Parking is at the Martlesham Community Centre, Felixstowe Road, IP12 4PB, with disabled only parking at the Centre.
Gates open at 11:30 and close at 3:30pm with dog show registration from 12noon and judging starting at 1:00pm. It’s ₤2.50 per class or 3 classes for ₤6 (per dog). Classes are:
1pm: Crossbreed with Character
1:15pm: Happiest Hound
1:30pm: Young at Heart (dogs 8 years +)
1:45pm: Team RSPCA (dogs rescued through one of our centres)
2pm: Fabulous Female
2:15pm: Marvellous Male
2:30pm: Kids & K9s (young handlers up to 16 years old)
2:45pm: Best in Show (presented by Mrs Sue Southgate, Hon Branch President)
All proceeds go directly to the RSPCA Suffolk East & Ipswich Branch to help animals in need in the local area.
To download a poster, click here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope to see you there!
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
Your help is so important to us.
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!
We would like to thank everyone who attended our Stephanie Carr psychic event, having counted up the money we are pleased to announce an amazing £917.00 was raised to help support our animal rehoming centre in Martlesham, and veterinary clinic in St George’s Street.