Helen Lakey, who has been volunteering at our Felixstowe Charity Shop for over 10 years, has also found the time to write two children’s books in aid of our branch called “Plop! The Boy who saved the World” and “The Trainees go West”.
Helen lives in Felixstowe and is passionate about the environment and animals. Having grown up on a farm in Suffolk and helped run a number of shops, she has a lot of experience to draw upon when thinking up her stories. Helen is keen for her two new books to not only raise money for the branch but to also raise awareness for the branch and its vital work too.
Helen enjoys helping at our shop with the managers Cathie and Jo and the rest of the wonderful volunteer team. She is busy working on the sequel to Plop!
Although dog introductions are remaining by appointment only, the rest of the Centre is returning to our normal opening hours.
- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 11.30am to 3.30pm
- Wednesday – CLOSED
- Sunday (by appointment only for all animals) between 1.30pm and 3.30pm
We’ve decided to keep the appointment only system for dog introductions as this minimises stress to our dogs and limits disruption to their feeding, training and exercise routines.
Please call the Centre on 0300 999 7321 if you’d like to book an appointment or if you have any other questions.
Our Stowmarket shop is officially open and we have a few Thank You’s to make!
Firstly, a huge thank you to Hughes who once again have supported our Branch in donating a brand new microwave for our shop staff and volunteers to enjoy on their break times – the support Hughes have given us over the years has been absolutely incredible and we can’t thank them enough.
Another big thank you goes to Hicks Carpets for sponsoring our beautiful new flooring, we couldn’t have pulled this off without your generosity and kindness!
Lastly a very big thank you to Stowmarket Town Mayor, Councillor Linda Baxter for officially opening our shop on Saturday 15th December and helping to make it a very exciting event for us all.
Now we look forward to welcoming you all, so be sure to visit! We can be found at Unit 6 Meadow Centre, Wilkes Way, Stowmarket, IP14 1DE.
Sincere thanks to the East of England Co-op for allowing us to hold collections at their stores again in 2019. We are always looking for volunteers to help us with our collections. If you can help with any of the following, please call 0300 999 7321, option 4 (between 9am and 4.30pm). All we ask for is 2 hours of your time and friendly dogs are most welcome to help too!
We will be collecting as follows:-
- 22nd February at Hadleigh Co-op
- 29th March at Framlingham Co-op
- 26th April at Needham Market (Barking Road) Co-op
- 31st May at Debenham Co-op
*More dates and locations with be added through the year!*
Buy one of our lovely paws plaques and help us complete Project Winston, the replacement of six of the Animal Centre’s oldest dog kennels with up-to-date facilities.
We have three types of lovely paws plaques available.
Solid brass 4” paw – minimum donation £250
4″ blue acrylic paw – £50 minimum donation
£25 minimum donation for the 2″ blue acrylic paw plaque
In celebration or in loving memory, each plaque can be engraved with a short message of your choice.
The plaques will be put on permanent display in a public area at our Animal Centre in Martlesham.
We are a separately registered charity from the national RSPCA and our Trustees are all unpaid volunteers. Our animal welfare work is not paid for by the national RSPCA and in 2017 over 95% of our income came from our own fundraising efforts, donations and legacies. Project Winston will allow the wonderful staff and volunteers at our RSPCA Animal Centre to continue their work in rehabilitating and rehoming all sorts of animals, especially dogs, from the local area.
For details of how to buy a paw of your own, please click here.